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Feb 8, 2012 11:29 AM by Paul Kavanaugh

Homes evacuated in Walsh

Ten houses in a small southeastern Colorado town have been evacuated after a tank holding a form of ammonia ruptured.

A Baca County Emergency Management official said that the small sealed tank fell off a truck and ruptured on Wednesday. The tank now appears to be empty except for some vapors.

The sheriff's office said the homes have been evacuated as a precaution and a hazardous material team has been requested.

 

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