WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The town square in Lebanon was shut down due to a chemical situation Monday morning.

The historic square was closed to traffic and businesses around 9:30 a.m.

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Mayor Rick Bell told News 2 a chemical barrel caught fire and there are lingering rat poison fumes in the air.

The city decided to close the immediate area as a precaution.

The square and businesses have since reopened. South Cumberland at Gay Street and West Spring Street were closed as crews continue to clean up and have reopened to traffic.

No additional information was immediately released.