Kings Hazmat team called to pool chemical spill in Annapolis County

John Decoste
Published on June 5, 2014

Kingston firefighters and the Kings County Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Emergency Response team dealt with a chemical spill June 5 in Wilmot, Annapolis County.

Kingston firefighters responded around 10:30 a.m. to a report of a chemical spill at a residence in Wilmot, which is part of the Kingston department’s coverage area.

On their arrival, according to Kingston fire chief Watson Armstrong, they found “someone had been mixing pool chemicals in the kitchen,” and a quantity of chemical had spilled accidentally.

The Kings County HazMat teams from Wolfville, New Minas and Kentville were called in to deal with the spill.

Armstrong confirmed one individual was transported from the scene by ambulance to Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. A total of three people - two females and one male - were taken to hospital for assessment.

The spill was cleaned up without further incident and firefighters were clear of the scene by approximately 1:30 p.m.