Pool chlorine the source of smoke in Berkeley Tuesday
It took several hours but smokey conditions were carefully put out at a club house on Jamaica Boulevard in the Holiday City section of Berkeley Township on Tuesday around 10:50 am.
Police say several gallons of pool chlorine had leaked onto an electrical apparatus which caused smokey condition.
The area was immediately evacuated and roads surrounding the club house were closed to non-essential personnel.
The Berkeley Township HAZMAT Unit and the Manitou Park Fire Department responded as well as all Berkeley Township Fire Departments and First -Aid Squads including those from surrounding towns and other Ocean County jurisdictions.
The cooperative effort of the first responders quickly mitigated the threat of a larger leak or contamination.
No injuries were reported.
The situation was deemed safe at 4:15 pm.
The cause of this incident is currently under investigation by the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau assisted by the Ocean County Fire Marshals, The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
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