Hazmat situation at soap factory prompts evacuations in Amityville

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Kristin Thorne reports. (WABC)

Authorities responded to the scene of a Hazmat situation in Amityville.

The incident happened on Dixon Avenue around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Workers were mixing products at AlPak Soap, located at 175 Dixon Avenue when there was a delay in the mixing process that caused a plume of gas to form.

The workers, as well as houses across the street, were evacuated.

No one was injured.

As of 8:30 p.m. the cleanup was continuing by Hazmat crews and Dixon Avenue remained closed between Albany and Bay View Ave.

Residents were allowed back in their homes around 6:30 p.m.
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