Emergency units are assessing multiple patients after an LAX-bound aircraft apparently dumped fuel on an elementary school playground, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The school is in Cudahy, a neighborhood in southeast Los Angeles, about 15 miles from the airport.
“70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those insured,” the department said in a tweet.
Officials have not yet confirmed that people involved in the incident were doused with plane fuel, though reports suggest that is the case.
“[Firefighters working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area,” the fire department said in a update tweet.
Although officials have not identified the school, local news outlets report “multiple first responder units — including ambulances” arrived at Park Avenue Elementary School.
It was not clear how many patients are being assessed or whether anyone suffered serious injuries.
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