FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Students were temporarily evacuated from a school in Fort Worth after a strong chemical smell wafted through the building.
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It was close to the lunch hour when the Fort Worth Fire Department and ambulances were called to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy on 8th Street, near Sundance Square.
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FWFD HazMat crews have cleared the building and students returning to class. 24 patients triaged, 3 transported.
— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) September 17, 2019
MedStar workers treated more than 20 people at the scene. Four patients, two adults and two children, were taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
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A hazardous materials team was called to the scene, but officials haven’t said exactly what caused the smell.