State building in Frankfort evacuated after chemical leak

UPDATE: (8/6/18, 1:13 p.m.) – People were allowed to return to a Frankfort building Monday afternoon after being evacuated following a chemical leak.

Firefighters were called to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives after an employee noticed a chemical smell coming from a tank in the building.

The leak was contained to one room.

Emergency crews evaluated those who were in the building and say there were no reports of injuries or issues related to the leak.

Firefighters are not sure what caused the leak but say the tank was scheduled to be removed from the building Tuesday.

The evacuation was lifted around 1 p.m.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a chemical leak that forced the evacuation of a state building in Frankfort Monday.

The leak happened at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

The chemical was identified as anhydrous ammonia.

According to Franklin County Sheriff, the leak has been contained.

We will update this story as soon as more details become available.

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