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Kern County Firefighters respond to hazmat situation in Shafter

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 15:10:53-04

UPDATE 12:00 p.m. : Kern County Fire officials said a 150 pound cylinder of chlorine failed and began to leak. Crews on scene are making sure the chlorine has evaporated. 

This incident is at Argo Chemical, Inc.

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Kern County Firefighters are on scene of a hazmat situation at a chemical facility on Imperial Street in Shafter.

KCFD said the call came in just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to KCFD, there are no reports of injuries.

We have a crew headed that way and will give updates as they come into the newsroom.