UPDATE: MONDAY 5/22/2023 12:01 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) said there is no threat to the community after a fire and chemical spill at an aluminum plating company that happened overnight into the early morning hours of Monday, May 22. CSFD said the chemicals were contained and did not enter the nearby storm drains.

Hazmat crews’ ability to contain the chemicals was thanks to a group of construction workers who saw the chemicals leaking from the building and prevented them from entering the storm drains.

“Due to some good samaritans, they actually recognized that this was a hazardous situation
and they actually started creating dams and blocking the storm drains before the chemicals entered into the storm drain,” said Lieutenant Aaron McConnellogue.

Hazmat crews are working to clean up the spill, their concern is the various chemicals that mixed together after the leak. Crews are evaluating the toxicity of that mixture.

UPDATE: MONDAY 5/22/2023 8:13 a.m.

According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD), there was an unreported overnight fire in a building. The fire went out on its own but as a result, spilled aluminum plating chemicals.

ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD: hazardous materials spilled on Cimarron St

UPDATE: MONDAY 5/22/2023 7:45 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said roads in the 500 block of East Cimarron Street and East Costilla Street nearby will be closed while crews work on the hazardous materials leak.

MONDAY 5/22/2023 7:37 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is on the scene of a hazardous materials spill on the 500 block of East Cimarron Street.

CSFD reported the spill at around 7 a.m. on Monday, May 22. CSFD said multiple units were on the scene with multiple spilled chemicals that were over 50 gallons.

  • A Hazardous Materials Response Team truck is parked on the street
  • The side of a Hazardous Materials Response Team truck
  • Multiple crews working on a hazardous materials spill
  • A hazardous materials response truck is parked next to a building on East Cimarron Street during a hazardous materials spill
  • A police car blocks the road near a hazardous materials incident on East Cimarron Street

CSFD is asking the public to avoid the area of E. Cimarron St. and South El Paso Street while crews work on dealing with the leak.

FOX21 News has a crew on the way and will update this article as new information becomes available.