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Philadelphia Academy Charter High School evacuated due to chemical spill

Philadelphia Academy Charter High School has been evacuated due to a report of smoke inside the building, Action News has reported.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Philadelphia | Updated: 11-09-2019 19:44 IST | Created: 11-09-2019 17:47 IST
Philadelphia Academy Charter High School evacuated due to chemical spill
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Philadelphia Academy Charter High School has been evacuated due to a report of smoke inside the building, Action News has reported. The school, which is located at Tomlinson Road in Northeast Philadelphia, was evacuated as a precautionary measure and no injuries have been reported.

UPDATE: The strong gas odor which triggered the brief evacuation was caused due to a chemical spill in the chemistry lab of Philadelphia Academy Charter High School. Students have now been allowed to enter the school building.

Philadelphia Gas Works and a hazmat team cleared the spill and an all-clear was given, CBS reported.


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