APD, AFD respond to chemical vapors at Crest at Pearl apartments

Meghan Nguyen

The Austin Fire Department and Austin Police Department responded 3:30 p.m. Monday to a chemical smell on the second floor of the Crest at Pearl apartments. 

Residents were advised to stay in place rather than to evacuate through the hazardous vapors. The fire department’s HazMat task force was deployed to find the source of the chemical fumes. Ventilation operations being conducted to ensure no hazards are present before allowing outside residents to re-enter their apartments.