Unity Fire Department Responds to Hazardous Situation

UNITY, Maine (WABI) Unity fire department responded to a hazardous materials situation at Mac's True Value Hardware.

The call came it around 11:00 Monday morning that a few cylinders of argon had tipped over and one had started leaking inside the warehouse.

The cylinders were sitting next to oxygen and other chemical tanks which could cause a major reaction.

Crews responded quickly.

Captain Blaine Parsons from Unity Fire Department says, "We sent a crew in to assess the situation, find the leaking bottle and the best thing that could happen is for it to be brought outside and dissipate into the air. So, we removed the hazard out of the building and it is fully discharged so, everyone is clear."

No one was injured.

Crews had the scene clear by 1:00 Monday afternoon.