Hazmat situation at state building in Denver

DENVER - Denver firefighters responded to a chemical leak at the State Human Services Building, 1575 Sherman St. That's a block north of the State Capitol in downtown Denver.

Mark Watson of Denver Fire said hazmat and decontamination teams were staging and firefighters made sure everyone is out of the building.  No one was injured.

The chemical turned out to be A bioside, which is used to treat pipes. Apparently a water leak in the basement tipped the container over in the water, a statement spokeswoman said.

The initial call came in at 9 a.m.

Streets around the building were closed off in a full block area while the Hazmat situation was in progress.


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