Chlorine leak forces evacuation at Palo Alto apartments

A chlorine leak forced the evacuation of an apartment complex in Palo Alto after a five gallon drum of chlorine expoloded.

September 14, 2011 8:50:21 AM PDT
Residents returned to their homes late Tuesday evening after a chlorine leak forced the evacuation of an apartment complex at 2727 Midtown Court in Palo Alto. The apartment complex is behind the Midtown Shopping Center.

Firefighters say fumes spread after a five gallon drum of chlorine exploded near the complex's swimming pool around 7:15 p.m. Nobody was hurt.

The American Red Cross provided snacks and water while about 20 families waited to return to their homes on Midtown Court.


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