Fire and EMS are responding to a hazmat incident at the Wort Hotel. Photo: Lindsay Vallen // Buckrail

Update: 1:30 p.m.: According to Fire/EMS Chief Brady Hansen, chlorine or bleach was accidentally mixed with an acid, which released toxic gas. The situation occurred in the basement area of the Wort Hotel.

The mixture was contained in one five-gallon bucket, Jim Waldrop, president and general manager of Silver Dollar Inc. said.

“We are so appreciative of Jackosn Hole Fire/EMS for their professionalism and thoroughness. They were calm calculated and well organized,” said Waldrop, adding, “They secured the scene as they should have. No guests were impacted.”

Three employees were sent to the hospital. Two have been released at the time of publishing.

JACKSON, Wyo. — At 9:17 a.m., a large hazmat unit was dispatched to the Wort Hotel. Currently, Deloney Avenue is blocked between Cache and Glenwood Street as Fire/ EMS respond to the emergency.

This is a developing story. Buckrail will update with more information as it is available.

Lindsay Vallen contributed to this report. 

 

 

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.