A Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services hazardous materials team cleared a potentially hazard chemical mixture Wednesday morning caused by a cleaning crew at the Columbia Athletic Club.
According to a department spokesman, the crew was dispatched to the 5400 block of Beaverkill Road in Columbia at 8:35 a.m. after members of the cleaning crew accidentally mixed Bromine and "Simple Green," an all-purpose cleaner.
The spokesman said the accidental mixture caused a red smoke, which was inhaled by one of the cleaning employees.
The employee was taken to Howard County General Hospital as a precaution, according to the spokesman.
The incident caused a road closure for over an hour. The incident was cleared by 10:09 a.m., according to the department'sTwitter account.