7-Eleven evacuated following chemical leak

Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 16:27:16-04

Saturday morning, first responders were called to the scene of a chemical leak at the 7-Eleven on Kenmore Ave in Tonawanda.

Fire Chief John Lauck of Ellwood Fire District 1 said two people were inside the 7-Eleven when they reported a strong odor. They began going in and out of consciousness and were taken the hospital where they are now being treated.

Two blocks north of store were evacuated for safety precautions, but people have since been told it is now safe to return home.

Town of Tonawanda, Clarence Fire, EMTs and Hazmat were all initial responders.