YMCA Evacuated in Yakima Due to Harmful Chemical

YMCA in Yakima has been evacuated this morning. A hazmat team has been sent to the YMCA on Yakima and Naches to clean up a situation where two chemicals were improperly mixed by an employee.

According to officials, the employee mixed two chimicals and mistakingly created a chlorine gas. The employee breathed the fumes a few times before getting out of the building and calling authorities. 

The building was evacuated entirely as a precaution. It was reopened a few hours later after hazmat teams removed the chemicals.

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