Fire crews in Los Angeles County treated 17 children and 9 adults Tuesday after a plane dumped fuel onto a school's playground, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Emergency officials said all of the injuries were minor and nobody was transported to the hospital. The L.A. County Fire Department said "no evacuation orders" were issued for the immediate area. Authorities confirm that it was jet fuel that was dumped over the area by a plane.
In a tweet, the LA County Fire Department said it had around 70 firefighters and paramedics on scene. The address they provided for the elementary school in Cudahy, California was 800 Park Avenue.
The flight tracking website FlightAware shows that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China, departed LAX, circled back over Southern California and returned to the airport.
The FAA said in a statement that "Delta Air Lines Flight 89 declared an emergency after departing from LAX, returned to the airport and landed without incident. The FAA is aware of and looking into reports that children at a school east of LAX are being treated for fuel exposure."
UPDATE*** 17 children and 6 adults (23 patients total) all complaining of minor injuries being triaged by LACoFD Paramedics and Firefighters.
— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) January 14, 2020
Video that appeared to show a plane dumping jet fuel over the area was shared heavily on social media.
Caught this in Bell Gardens over my house NEWS SAID IT DROPPED FUEL OVER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CUDAHY @KTLA @FOXLA @cnnbrk @UniNoticias @NBCLA @ABC7 @ABC @NBCNews @TelemundoNews pic.twitter.com/VG3HBpyYtn
— Sujey Hernandez (@SujeyHernandez) January 14, 2020
The school is located about 14 miles from LAX.