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Hazmat responds to strong chemical smell from Grand Terrace High classroom

By in Press Enterprise on February 7, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

San Bernardino County Fire crews were called to Grand Terrace High School for reports of a strong chemical smell coming from a classroom late Wednesday morning.

GRAND TERRACE: #SBCoFD onscn COMMERCIAL INVESTIGATION. Strong chemical smell in building at GrandTerraceHighSchool. Balancing to HAZ MAT with ambulances requested for patients with respiratory complaints. School being evacuated as precaution. ^eas

— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) February 7, 2018

There were about three to five students and one staff member complaining of having problems breathing, according to initial dispatch reports.

GrandTerrace(Update): ME23 is Main IC. 3-5 students and 1 staff member with minor respiratory complaints. HazMat team enroute. Substance preliminarily described as a chemical irritant.

— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) February 7, 2018

Fire crews were initially called out to the school at 21810 Main Street around 11:30 a.m., according to authorities.

Ambulances and a HazMat crew was requested to respond to the school, officials said.

This story is developing. Check back later as further information is made available.

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