Chemical spill on Airport Rd. in Spartanburg Co.

GREER, SC (WSPA)- Fire and hazmat crews responded to a chemical spill in Spartanburg Co., Tuesday.

The incident happened off of Airport Road in Greer and it was reported around 6 a.m.

Officials say this spill is not a threat. The spill is contained, but officials had to evacuate a building and a business nearby as a precaution.

Firefighters say a tractor-trailer was leaking toxic chemicals. The trailer belongs to a business based out of Atlanta.

Officials say it’s believed that the trailer has been leaking since it was loaded in Atlanta.  The tractor-trailer was headed to Charlotte.

Officials say they should have the spill cleaned up before 10 a.m. The chemical is 1,4-Butynediol and its corrosive, causing irritation to the skin and eyes.

The person that was unloading the truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was released and is fine.

North Spartanburg, Pelham Batesville, Tyger River Fire departments and the Spartanburg Hazmat team responded.

We’re working to get more information.

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