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Emergency crews respond to chemical spill at Wyandotte County jail

Posted: 1:58 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 15:48:52-04
Wyandotte County jail chemical spill hazmat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency crews responded to the Wyandotte County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon after a chemical spill, according to the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Departent.

Fire department spokesman Morris Letcher said the spill involved bleach and another unknown chemical at the jail at 710 North Seventh St.

Hazmat crews also responded to the jail.

Around 2 p.m., Letcher tweeted that the building had been evacuated due to the chemical spill.

Several people wearing masks were seen going in and out of the building.

According to Letcher, three inmates and four staff members were transported for medical care but none had serious injuries.

This is a developing story and will be updated.