SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a liquid oxygen leak has forced some Salem residents to evacuate their homes.
Salem firefighters responded to a report of a hazardous materials situation Thursday night. KGW-TV reports (http://goo.gl/VVaiuG ) the leak was contained at 8:40 p.m. but evacuations were continuing due to a high combustion risk.
The evacuation of about six blocks around the 4600 block of Windsor Way Northeast was expected to last about 12 hours.
Displaced residents were staying warm on a city bus and others headed to a shelter opened by the American Red Cross at the McKay High School gym.
Officials are asking people to avoid the area.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the leak.