Bethpage Park evacuated due to chemical odor
Authorities say parts of Bethpage Park were evacuated last night after a strong chemical odor was reported at the ice rink on Stewart Avenue.
Fire departments from Bethpage, Hicksville, Wantagh and Franklin Square were called to the scene. Police say a hazmat team also investigated.
Officials say they believe the odor was due to the chemical that is used to clean the ice.Five people were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be OK.