Emergency Personnel Called to Hazmat Incident Sunday Evening

Emergency personnel have been called to the scene of a hazmat incident in Hegins. Township Sunday evening.

Around 6:00pm, the 600 block of Chesnut Street was blocked off due a reported Hazmat incident at 633 Chesnut Street.

It's unclear what the situation is at this point but we've also received word that homes in the area were evacuated.  EMS, fire police, and extra manpower were requested to the scene as well.

UPDATE:  Reports state the a drum containing a substance was found in the basement of a home.  The incident is still under investigation.

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