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Chemical Spill Causes Evacuation In Yonkers

A chemical spill shut down 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers Friday morning causing tenants have to evacuate the office building.
A chemical spill shut down 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers Friday morning causing tenants have to evacuate the office building. Video Credit: Dina Grace Zoe Sciortino
A chemical spill shut down 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers Friday morning causing tenants have to evacuate the office building. Photo Credit: Yonkers Fire Department
A chemical spill shut down 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers Friday morning causing tenants have to evacuate the office building. Photo Credit: Dina Grace Zoe Sciortino
A firefighter on the roof after a chemical spill at 1 Odell Plz. in Yonkers Photo Credit: Dina Grace Zoe Sciortino

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YONKERS, N.Y. – The Yonkers Fire and Police Departments worked together to evacuate and mitigate a chemical spill at 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers on Friday morning.

An employee at the business park, located off of Executive Boulevard, reported that he inadvertently mixed two chemicals that caused some noxious fumes, police said.

Emergency personnel arrived on the scene around 9:30 a.m. and determined that the fumes may have entered the ventilations system.

Businesses at 1 Odell Plaza, including Equinox Fitness and North American Wireless, as well as those in the adjacent building were evacuated as a precautionary measure. A day care center was also evacuated though no children were in the building at the time of the incident.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick said as of noon the Yonkers Fire Department has the spill “contained, neutralized and collected in a prescribed drum.”

One person brought themself to the hospital, but didn't have symptoms at the time, officials said.

The Yonkers Fire Department is currently checking the air quality in the HVAC systems before they let anyone else back in the building. A cleanup company from is arriving from Long Island shortly to cleansed the building.

Those with concerns or questions about the incident can contact the Yonkers Police Department at (914) 377-7900.

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