Times Square Cleaning Fluid Spill Brings Fire Truck

August 17, 2010

A spill of about 10 gallons of cleaning fluids inside a Times Square skyscraper prompted a large response from New York City’s fire department.

Traffic was briefly detoured on 7th Avenue Sunday night while part of a city block was taken up by hazardous materials crews and fire trucks.

A fire department spokesman says the mishap involved hydrogen peroxide spilled by cleaners on a building’s 53rd floor.

The square remained open to tourists throughout the cleanup effort.

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