Hazmat crews, several ambulances called to YMCA in West Barnstable-several children taken to hospitals

WEST BARNSTABLE – An apparent problem with pool chemicals prompted a hazardous materials response as well as a mass casualty incident (MCI) declaration which also brought several ambulances to the YMCA at 2245 Iyannough Road (Route 132) in West Barnstable shortly after 2:30 PM Friday. According to reports, 7 children were transported to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation after reporting feeling ill. Two of the victims were reportedly later transported to Boston hospitals. One of them was listed in critical but stable condition. Mass State Police were on scene investigating the incident. CWN is checking with authorities for further details.

Top photos by John P. Carroll/CWN; lower photo by Blake Sears/CWN

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