Hazmat Situation Near Balboa Elementary - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FIRST ON KHQ: Balboa Elementary Evacuated; HAZMAT Crews Dispatched

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday afternoon just before school let out the Spokane County Hazmat Team responded to a gas leak at Balboa Elementary in northwest Spokane after getting a call from the school officials. The students were evacuated and transferred to Salk Middle School.

The gas was coming from a boiler in the school. Apparently the relief valve on the boiler was stuck in the open position while it was running. The gas was being vented to the outside of the building.
 
The valve was replaced and school will be back to normal on Wednesday.

 

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