Am­mo­nia leak sends at least 37 to hos­pi­tals

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Plumes of gas that leaked in the north­ern Chicago sub­urb of Beach Park on Thurs­day morn­ing sent at least 37 peo­ple to hos­pi­tals and prompted an or­der for res­i­dents to stay in­side their homes with win­dows shut tight, of­fi­cials said.

Lake For­est Fire Chief Mike Gallo said a trac­tor was tow­ing two sep­a­rate two-ton con­tain­ers of an­hy­drous am­mo­nia when the leak oc­curred around 4:30 a.m. The cause of the leak has not been re­leased.

Eleven fire­fight­ers were hos­pi­tal­ized, and one of them was among seven peo­ple in crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

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