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Fayetteville Hazmat Crew Clears Spill

Posted September 21, 2004 11:16 a.m. EDT

— A chemical spill forced emergency workers to evacuate a two-block area near Worth Street in Fayetteville Tuesday morning.

Hazardous materials officials say a train carrying hydrochloric acid had a leak.

Officials closed roads near the Cumberland County Detention Center and cleared out area businesses, including a day care.

It took crews less than an hour to contain the spill.

One person was transported to a local hospital. The person's injuries are not known.

Hydrochloric acid is a respiratory irritant and can be fatal.