Downtown doggy daycare evacuated after possible hazmat leak; facility to reopen Wednesday

Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 8:23 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 4:03 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire and Rescue is at the scene of a possible hazmat situation at Dog Days of Birmingham, a dog daycare service downtown.

The building is located at 112 18th St. N. According to officials, dozens of dogs were evacuated. Two dogs were treated and taken to a local vet. Two people at the scene were reported as having difficulty breathing, but both refused hospital transport.

Dog Days of Birmingham spokesperson Jay Barrett released this statement: “Dog Days of Birmingham had a third party contractor working at 6am this morning putting sealant on a concrete floor. We were told it was completely harmless to humans and pets. Our team immediately implemented our emergency evacuation plan successfully and cleared the building at 7:02am. There were four staff members and 26 dogs in the building at the time of the evacuation. Five dogs were taken to local vets as a precaution and have all been released to their owners. We are extremely grateful to the first responders who assisted us today. A chemical fume mediation company has been hired to clean the building and we plan to safely reopen on Wednesday. Thanks for all the support and prayers! ❤️ 🐶❤️”


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