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Firefighters working to contain hazardous spill into creek

August 7, 2018

The Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team was still working this afternoon to contain a 50-gallon leak of sodium hydroxide into a small creek adjacent to Wayne Chemical on Homestead Road.

Adam O’Connor, fire department spokesman, said a call about the leak came in around 11 a.m. today.

Bernie Beier, director of Allen County Homeland Security, was also at the scene.

O’Connor said sodium hydroxide is a corrosive agent. Crews were working to dam up the creek, he added. 

jduffy@jg.net

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