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North York high school evacuated due to chemical concerns

Downsview Secondary School near Keele and Wilson was evacuated Friday morning after water from its swimming pool flooded the mechanical room.

Just before 10 a.m., a power outage caused a pool pressure valve to fail and flood the mechanical room with water and chemicals.

A hazmat team was called to the school over concerns chlorine from the pool could mix with a tank containing acid.

Toronto Fire sent 13 trucks to the scene.

No injuries, or any fumes have been reported.

The students were allowed back in around 11:30 a.m.

The pool will be closed for several days.