Developing: HAZMAT situation at Letterkenny brings in crews from Site R, York County

UPDATE (7/12): Franklin Fire Company, the first due company for the incident, has released the full details of the incident that are known at this time. They can be found HERE.


UPDATE: News Talk has been informed of numerous people, with figures of up to 15, being transported to a hospital in Franklin County with medical issues relating to the incident off of the Letterkenny Army Depot campus. We are still awaiting full word of the incident from Letterkenny and will continue to update this story.

UPDATE (1:15pm): A shelter-in-place order has been lifted for the areas around Letterkenny. Updates to follow.

UPDATE (12:25pm): Letterkenny Army Depot has released the following statement following an incident at the base earlier this morning:

The safety of our employees and the surrounding community is at the forefront of our priorities.

Earlier today, an incident occurred at a facility leased to a private company outside of Letterkenny Army Depot property.

However, a shelter-in-place is in order across Letterkenny Army Depot, and we are taking 100% accountability of all personnel.

Franklin County Emergency services are at the scene to determine the nature and extent of the situation.

We will be providing more details as soon as we know more.


UPDATE (11:50am): Chambersburg Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill has issued the following statement on social media:

The #Chambersburg Fire Department responding to large Hazmat spill at 800 Development Avenue in Letterkenny Township. Currently there is no risk of the plume impacting the Borough. A significant response of fire trucks and ambulances from the region will pass through the borough.


11 July 2024- At this time it remains unclear what exactly the issues are related to Letterkenny Army Depot, but a HAZMAT situation is being reported at the military installation.

Per reports to News Talk 1037FM, staff in or nearby the Letterkenny Army Depot have been told to stay indoors since around 9:50am on Thursday, with the reason seemingly being a HAZMAT leak at the base. The nature of that leak, which could be a number of substances, has not been disclosed officially. LEAD officials have been contacted for a statement and News Talk 1037FM is still awaiting official answers.

Reports have also come across emergency bands that first responders and crews from Raven Rock (Site R) and possibly York County have been contacted for assistance. This remains a fluid situation and all information will be updated as made available.