Residents flee homes after acid spill in Chester

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Chester residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday after a truck caught fire and spilled toxic chemicals on Route 17.The acid spill was caused when the truck transporting toxic chemicals blew a tire, crashed and caught fire. First responders shut down the road for several hours, 7 miles from the crash site in both directions. Local residents were evacuated as a precaution even though the hydrochloric acid the truck was carrying did not seep into the air. The fire was eventually contained.

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