Chemical leak at Atascocita neighborhood pool forces shelter-in-place order

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Friday, August 30, 2019
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Some residents were kept in their homes early Friday morning as officials worked to contain a chemical leak at a neighborhood pool.

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) -- Some residents were kept in their homes early Friday morning as officials worked to contain a chemical leak at a neighborhood pool.

The leak was reported shortly after 7 a.m. when neighbors noticed a strange odor on Drew Forest Lane in the Timber Forest subdivision.

Officials with the Atascocita Fire Department say loose piece of tubing caused muriatic acid to leak. A shelter-in-place order was issued for two homes immediately adjoining the pool property. The order was lifted once the leak was repaired.

A similar leak happened at the same pool complex in June.