Hazmat situation at Chandler battery storage facility causes quarter-mile area evacuation

CHANDLER — Chandler Fire Department is investigating a hazardous situation at a lithium battery storage facility near 54th Street and Pecos Road since Monday, officially calling for evacuations Thursday evening.

The facility is located within a Salt River Project substation.

Businesses within about a quarter-mile area were notified to evacuate the area by 6 p.m. Thursday night as a precaution, according to officials.

Fire officials said they were working with SRP and the storage company to allow…


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