Broward County

60+ evacuated after chemical spill in Port Everglades

Broward Sheriff Office Fire Rescuers wait outside the scene of a chemical spill at Port Everglades.
Broward Sheriff Office Fire Rescuers wait outside the scene of a chemical spill at Port Everglades. Broward Sheriff Office Fire Rescue

A shipping container sprung a small chemical leak in Port Everglades, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office.

BSO Spokesman Mike Jachles said the spill is on a paved area in the southernmost point of Port Everglades. No homes, wildlife or traffic are affected.

The 60 people in the immediate area around the spill, at 4300 McIntosh Road, were evacuated and a hazmat team from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue is “suited up and ready to make entry into the container,” he said. Officials don’t know what the chemical is, but they’ve set up a technical contamination area nearby with large outdoor showers and a swimming pool to decontaminate the hazmat team.

This article will be updated as more information is available.

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