Tabb YMCA evacuates pool due to storm, discovers refrigerant leak in pool area

Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 18:33:00-04

YORK COUNTY, Va. – Crews responded to a Tabb YMCA after they discovered an AC unit leaked refrigerant into the pool area.

On Tuesday night, the pool was evacuated due to a storm. During the evacuation, the fire alarm alerted people to evacuate due to the leak.

There were no reported injuries.

The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety quickly responded to the scene.

Hampton Fire brought a large ventilation fan, primarily used for bridge-tunnels, to help due to the size of the building that needed to be ventilated.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management Hazardous Materials Office responded to the incident, as well as Newport News HAZMAT-1.