Highlands Ranch Barrons Blvd Acid Spill

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South Metro Acid Spill

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At 08:50 April 3rd, 2022 South Metro Fire Rescue was called to a reported acid spill in the 8900 block of Barrons Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Firefighters arrived at the Waterworks Aquatics Swim School, they blocked off the street and observed employees working to contain the spill. They confirmed that approximately 20 gallons of muriatic acid leaked inside of a mechanical room overnight and began spilling onto the sidewalk. All employees were evacuated to safer location, two were evaluated by paramedics and did not require medical treatment. SMFR and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office established unified command of the scene and the Hazardous Materials Team made entry into the mechanical room to verify the leak was stopped. They used sodium bicarbonate and Fast-Act to neutralize the acid, then scooped the paste-like substance into buckets for an environmental clean-up company to dispose of. Haz-Mat personnel who worked in the hazard zone were all thoroughly decontaminated and medically checked before returning to duty. The incident was declared under control around noon. Additional information was provided by South Metro Fire Rescue

Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 1, Safety 35, Med 1, Medic 17, Tower 18, HazMat 38 & Medic 16

Added: District Chief 1, Safety 18, Engine 16, Medic 16, Decon 17, Medic 18, PIO 10 & Bureau 21

Arapahoe Rescue Patrol: Rescue 84 & Rehab 12

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