Toilet cleaners flush couple from city home
A Hagerstown couple was taken to Washington County Hospital Monday night after inhaling fumes generated when two incompatible chemical drain openers were mixed together in an attempt to unclog a toilet, a fire official said.
Members of the Washington County Hazardous Materials team were called to 512 Salem Ave. at about 6:30 p.m. to neutralize the mixed chemicals, said Ron Horn, battalion chief at Hagerstown Fire Department.
The homeowner tried to unclog the toilet first by dumping Liquid Plummer, Horn said. After waiting about a half hour with no results, the person tried plunging and then poured in more of the chemical, Horn said.