NATIONAL CITY, Calif. -- A spill at a business involving water treatment chemicals prompted evacuations in National City Thursday.
Evacuations were ordered for homes and businesses on 17th and 18th streets near B Avenue Thursday after a reported chemical spill.
Emergency crews responded to Prochem Specialty Product in National City around 8:30 a.m. Around 50 people from nearby businesses were evacuated while an elementary school kept students inside.
The chemical leak involving a barrel of water treatment chemicals let out oxidized gas. It was cleaned up by 11:30 a.m., a police dispatcher said. Evacuation orders were lifted around 11:45 a.m.
No injuries were reported. The old gym at Sweetwater High School on Highland Avenue was opened for evacuees.