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Mahwah Hazmat Team Assists With Hillburn Chemical Spill

A chemical spill has sent two people to the hospital in Hillburn.
A chemical spill has sent two people to the hospital in Hillburn. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --  Emergency responders are on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a chemical spill in the Village of Hillburn that is causing a strong odor and has caused two people to be transported to the hospital, said Ramapo police.

The reported spill is at 201 Route 59, a commercial space, which houses several businesses. At this time, unknown chemicals spilled onto the floor of the building causing a strong odor. The building was evacuated and two people were transported to the hospital for minor throat irritation, said Ramapo Police.

The Hillburn Fire Department along with the Rockland County and Mahwah Hazmat teams are on the scene assessing the situation. The Suffern Fire Department also rushed to the scene. Rockland Paramedics and Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps are on standby as well, police said.

Currently, Route 59 remains open as this spill appears to be contained within the confines of the building, police added.

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