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1,000 people evacuated after spill at North Austin chemical storage shed

About 1,000 people were evacuated from a North Austin business Tuesday evening after a chemical shed fire. (Image courtesy: TxDOT)

About 1,000 people were evacuated from a North Austin business Tuesday evening after a spill inside a chemical storage shed.

It happened at approximately 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Howard Lane, just west of the MoPac intersection.

The Austin Fire Department says the main building was evacuated as a precaution due to smoke from the spill.

Investigators say a 30 gallon acid container spilled inside of a containment room. No injuries were reported.

AFD says a private contractor will clean up the chemicals,

Further details were not immediately available.


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