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McCambridge Park Pool Reopens After Chemical Leak

All facility operations have resumed at McCambridge Park after a chemical leak involving a chlorine delivery truck prompted evacuations and a hazardous-materials investigation at the park this week.
The park’s facilities — including the Recreation Center, Burbank Tennis Center, playgrounds, Employee Wellness Center and the McCambridge Pool — were evacuated after the Burbank Fire Department officials were alerted on Wednesday and urged people to avoid the area while an investigation was conducted.
It was not immediately clear what the source of the investigation was; however, on that day, Burbank Mayor Konstantine Anthony posted on Twitter that the entire park was being closed off and “the air reeks of chlorine.”
“Looks like an outside contractor, not a city truck, was the cause,” the mayor added.
BFD Fire Battalion Chief David Burke told the Leader Wednesday that the department immediately dispatched a unit to investigate the hazardous materials incident.
“After arriving on scene, Burbank Fire crews reported that a small leak had occurred during the transfer of pool chemicals from a delivery truck to the park’s pool system. McCambridge Park facilities were evacuated as a precaution.”
According to Burke, hazmat crews made entry and determined that the leak had been stopped by the truck driver prior to the arrival of emergency crews.
“The truck driver was transported by Burbank Fire Department to a local hospital for further evaluation. The incident is under investigation. No other injuries were reported,” Burke said.
All facility operations resumed at McCambridge Park on Thursday. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (818) 238-5300 or parksandrec@burbankca.gov.
— City News Service contributed to this report.

First published in the April 8 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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