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14 hospitalized after battery leak in Ridgefield

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RIDGEFIELD, WA (KPTV) -

Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals after a battery leak at a warehouse in Ridgefield on Monday.

Fire officials said no one was seriously hurt at Northwest Foods, located on 56h Street, but the victims complained of symptoms such as sore throat and nausea.

The leaking, industrial-sized battery belonged to a forklift. It began to melt and emit sulfuric acid Monday morning. The melting happened as the battery was being charged.

Firefighters cleared the scene by 9 a.m.

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