Chemical spill forces evacuation in East El Paso

Chemical spill forces evacuation in East El Paso
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POSTED: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:13pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:22pm

A chemical spill forced an evacuation in East El Paso late Friday Morning.

El Paso firefighters were called to a tractor trailer parked at a facility on the 4500 block of Pullman Drive, near Zaragoza, around 11:20 a.m. Crews said a 2x4 punctured a 900-gallon container inside of the trailer, causing a fluid leak.

Crews evacuated 100 employees from the facility, Expeditors Freight Forwarding Services, out of precaution. Investigators said the chemical, which was labeled "Radbido A733," was determined to pose no threat.

No injuries were reported.

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