A State Health Services building in North Austin has been evacuated after a small chemical release in a lab, according to the Austin Fire Department.
Firefighters responded to the building in the 1100 block of West 49th Street around 4 p.m., and are working with laboratory staff to mitigate the release.
Additional details on the chemical were not immediately available.
Re Haz May Task Force 1100 W 49th. State Health Department Laboratory. Small chemical release in lab has led to evacuation of building. Crews working with Lab Staff to mitigate release. pic.twitter.com/foimQN2nbN— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) December 21, 2017