Fire officials in Grand Island say no threat after Hamat crews brought in for possible gas leak

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The Grand Island fire chief says a situation is under control at the Grand Island Water Treatment Plant after Hazmat crews responded to a possible chlorine gas leak Thursday. 

Crews had been changing over the chlorine bottles and found a pinhole leak in a pipe When crews attempted to turn off the valve, an alarm went off. 

Workers left the building in fear of fumes. 

The Brighton Fire Haz-Mat Team was called in. 

Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri said that the team worked quickly, and that it was an “easily managed situation”. 

The leak was shut down. It was not deemed a dangerous situation. 

The building and ten houses were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

Part of Baseline Road, from Ferry Road to Oakfield was shut down Thursday. It has been reopened. Residents are back in their homes. 

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