Chemical reaction at Lynnwood health club results in hazmat response Monday morning

Lynnwood Fire and Snohomish County Fire District 1, along with the Snohomish County Hazardous Materials Team, responded to a hazardous materials incident involving pool chemicals at the LA Fitness health club in the 19800 block of Scriber Lake Road in Lynnwood about 6 a.m. Monday morning.

According to Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions, a crack in a pump in the mixing room for the club’s pool was identified and called in by an alert employee. Both the employee and health club customers in the building at the time were evacuated, and there were no injuries, Sessions said.

When they entered the pool mixing room, crews discovered there had been a chemical reaction involving chlorine. “The hazmat team shut down the mixing system and washed down the room and verified the air quality to be at normal levels before they turned the club back to the owners,” Sessions said.

The leak was confined to one room inside the building, but the pool area will stay closed until repairs have been made and reevaluated, she added.

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