KCK detention center evacuated due to chemical spill

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County Detention Center in downtown KCK has been evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a chemical spill.

KCK Fire Department Assistant Chief Morris Letcher reported the incident just after 2 p.m. Morris says the spill occurred in the detention center bay.

Crews are analyzing the spill at this time.

An official on the scene tells FOX4 the spill is possibly bleach mixed with another compound.

Three inmates and four jail staff have been taken to the hospital.

KCKFD said everyone is accounted for and the jail did not have to be evacuated.

FOX4 will continue to update as new information becomes available.

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