PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Firefighters are responding to a reported hazmat situation at Phoenix Country Day School located near 40th Street and Stanford Drive in Paradise Valley.
Capt. Scott Douglas of the Phoenix Fire Department says crews were called to the scene at 12:19 p.m. on Sept. 28 for a possible chlorine leak.
"Initial reports indicated multiple children exposed to chlorine with difficulty breathing, nausea, and vomiting."
Firefighters evacuated the area and three children were transported to an area hospital for treatment. One of the children had difficulty breathing, while the other two were transported as a precaution.
"Firefighters have confirmed no active leak present. The cause of the incident is under investigation by Paradise Valley Officials," stated Douglas.
Officials say there is a pool at the school, but there could be various reasons this happened, including multiple chlorine containers left open.
"We did establish and confirm that there was no active leak when we arrived on the scene, and the cause of the actual incident is under investigation by Paradise Valley officials, but we’re still not sure exactly what caused it," said Douglas.
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