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Pierre swimming pool reopens after evacuation

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PIERRE (AP) — City recreation officials in Pierre have fixed a chlorine leak and reopened a public pool that was evacuated.

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KCCR radio reports that emergency officials were called to the Griffin Park outdoor pool Monday afternoon when a city parks employee smelled chlorine in a building near the pool where equipment is kept.

About 50 people were evacuated from the pool as a precaution. Fire Chief Ian Paul says no people were ever endangered.

Officials say a loose hose was the cause of the leak. The pool reopened Tuesday.

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