6 adults, 1 child treated after chemical spill at Fishers YMCA

Fishers emergency crews investigate a chemical spill Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (WISH Photo)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Six adults and one child were treated after a chemical spill at a Fishers YMCA Tuesday morning.

A Fishers Fire Department official said those treated were transported with non-life-threatening respiratory issues from the YMCA on 126th Street around 11:30 a.m. An additional 11 people were checked and released at the scene.

Captain John Mehling said the chemical was believed to be a chemical release. Officials on scene said the chlorine spill was in the pool area, but the chemical dissipated quickly.

The building was evacuated while people were treated..

A cause for the spill is under investigation. The facility re-opened at 4 p.m. but will keep the pool closed until an investigation is completed.

YMCA released a statement saying:

There was a malfunction in the pool area of the Fishers YMCA today. Y staff members immediately began implementing safety procedures. The Y staff notified emergency personnel and evacuated the building. At this time, YMCA officials and other officials are investigating the malfunction. The safety of our members is our first priority.

Fishers Fire Department has given the building an all-clear. The building will reopen at 4 p.m. The pool will remain closed until experts complete a thorough evaluation.

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