La Crosse Fire Department responds to 85,000-pound liquid oxygen tank leak

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Several people were evacuated after a chemical leak at Airgas on Saturday night.

According to a press release, the call came in at 11:17 p.m. and upon arrival, crews noticed a white cloud coming from the back of the building. It was determined an 85,000-pound liquid oxygen tank had a leak.

Two apartments nearby were evacuated for about 30 minutes for safety concerns. No one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the leak was determined to be an activated pressure relief valve.

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