Spill forces Jasper Walmart to evacuate, store on lockdown

Courtesy Walker County Today.
Courtesy Walker County Today.

JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — Multiple responders are on the scene at the Jasper Walmart after its evacuation due to a spill, according to Jasper emergency services.

According to Jasper’s Fire Chief, the floors in the store were cleaned this morning, and the leftover chemical buildup was irritating people.

The City of Jasper has stated that the Walmart was evacuated due to ventilation issues with a floor stripper that is an “inhalation irritant.”

Four people went to the hospital in respiratory distress, but are expected to be ok, according to the Fire Chief.

At this time, people are only being allowed to leave from the parking lot. Walmart is closed while crews cleanup the chemicals, which should take “several hours,” according to the City of Jasper Facebook page.

WIAT CBS42 is on the scene and will bring you updates as they are available.

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