Chlorine spill reported at North Liberty hotel

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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One person was medically treated and an entire building evacuated after the North Liberty Fire Department responded to report of a chlorine spill at a North Liberty hotel Wednesday, according to a press release.

Fire officials arrived at the Sleep Inn Hotel, 485 Madison Ave., at approximately 7:10 a.m.

According to the release, fire officials detected a heavy odor of chlorine on the scene and additional responding authorities remained on the scene until 2 p.m.

The hotel has reopened, and the person treated was not transported to the hospital, according to the release.

North Liberty Fire Department was assisted by the Iowa City Fire Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, the North Liberty police, the North Liberty Water & Recreation Departments and the Johnson County HAZMAT team.

— by Ariana Witt

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