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Chemical explosion at industrial building in Detroit causes evacuations

Posted: 7:32 AM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 19:06:00Z

DETROIT — Detroit police and fire crews are on scene responding to a chemical explosion with a release of gas at an industrial building.

Sources with the fire department say people were evacuated due to the leak and two blocks have been closed off. 

According to the senior chief, it's believed to be ammonia and a HAZMAT II situation has been declared.

It happened in the 20000 block of Exeter, near State Fair and John R. An address for the building shows it to be Intrastate Distributors, which makes Town Club Soda.