DETROIT Nov 14 A fire at a chemical plant on
Detroit's east side on Thursday has prompted officials to
evacuate people, including elementary school students, from the
area due to concern about hazardous materials.
The fire is at Chemical Technology Inc, according to Detroit
Fire Lt. Theresa Halsell. She said the evacuation was in a
one-block radius, but did not know how many people were affected
and did not know of any injuries.
GEE White Academy, an elementary school, was evacuated at
about 3 p.m. local time at the advice of the police, according
to a representative for the school. The school has 447 students
and 42 staff members. He said there were no injuries.
(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago and Joseph Lichterman
in Detroit; Editing by Bernard Orr)