Two taken to hospital following hazmat incident involving pool chemical at Agawam home

Hampden County

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple agencies were called to a hazmat incident at a residence on Tom Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam Thursday night. 

The Agawam Fire Department said firefighters, police, and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Response Team are at a residence on Tom Street working on the incident. 

DFS spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth confirmed with 22News the hazmat situation was a pool chemical accident. She added a lot of people are new pool owners this year and that details about safe pool chemical storage can be found here.

Agawam fire chief Alan Sirois told 22News two people were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

“Pool chemicals can be especially hazardous, they can cause caustic burns if they are mixed with water or come in contact with your skin, we always recommend that individuals working with pool chemicals or any type of chemicals follow the manufacturer’s instructions when they are working with those chemicals for their safety,” said Chief Sirois.

There was no hazard outside the involved residence, fire officials said, but residents were advised to stay away from the area. 

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