Chlorine Gas Scare Evacuates Sports Complex During High School Baseball Game

May 7, 2013
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A chlorine gas scare that prompted the evacuation of a Titusville sports complex during a high school baseball game on Monday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm.  Actually, the problem was a faulty alarm.

A warning issued shortly after 5;00 PM by an alarm system at the Titusville wastewater treatment facility near the Ed Myer Sports Complex brought about the evacuation of the players and spectators at the Titusville-Eisenhower baseball game, the Titusville High school softball team which was conducting a practice at the complex, and several others enjoying a spring afternoon.

All evacuees were back in place in less than a half-hour after wastewater plant supervisors found a negative reading for chlorine gas in the area, and then determined the problem to be an electrical fault in the plant’s alarm system.

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