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Emergency crews responding to chemical spill at cheese factory near Belmont

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BELMONT, Wis. (WKOW) -- Emergency crews responded to Montchevre cheese plant in Belmont this morning for a report of a chemical spill.

Multiple agencies were called on to respond.

An employee inadvertently mixed two chemicals together that created a smoke reaction, according to company President Arnaud Solandt.

Five  employees were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, Solandt said.

Safety is a priority, so the plant was evacuated, but employees already are returning to work, he said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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