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Chemical Spill At Fresno Processing Plant


Five workers at a food processing plant in Fresno are recovering, after a chemical spill sent them to the hospital Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. at Lyons Magnus, south of Downtown Fresno.  

Hospital workers alerted fire crews to the incident, after several of the plant's employees drove themselves to the hospital, complaining of the fumes.

When firefighters arrived at the plant, along east Hamilton, workers told them they had cleaned up the spill of chlorine and acid.

Firefighters say the mix can aggravate a person's lungs.

There were approximately 50 people working at the plant at the time of the spill, however no one else was hospitalized.

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