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Chemical spill at industrial facility in Atwater Village prompts hazmat response from firefighters

ATWATER VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A hazardous materials incident Thursday morning at an industrial facility sent a massive, pungent cloud into the air above Atwater Village and prompted a response from firefighter-paramedics.

The incident was initially reported as an “automatic fire alarm” at Huntsman Chemical in the 4500 block of West Electronics Place, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“There was an incident reportedly during the transport of a product, which resulted in a leak,” the Fire Department said in a statement.

The involved building has been evacuated, the LAFD said. No injuries were immediately reported.

The cause of the incident was under investigation.

DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.

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