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The chemicals used by the worker were placed in a special container for their safe removal. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Several homes evacuated as precaution near Rice Park in Willmar, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- A Willmar city worker was treated at Rice Memorial Hospital for a chemical reaction experienced while performing maintenance work Tuesday on the Rice Park wading pool.


The man's identity and condition were not released. The pool had been closed for the maintenance work, and no children were endangered, reported Willmar Police Capt. James Felt.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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