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Spill at Carolina Pride plant leads to evacuation in Greenwood Sunday

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GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A hazmat incident early Sunday morning caused residents in a Greenwood County neighborhood to seek alternate shelter.

Police said officers, emergency management officials along with fire crews, HAZMAT, and DHEC responded to the Carolina Pride plant around 12:30 a.m. after anhydrous ammonia was spilled.

Due to the spill, all residents near the plant were evacuated. The Red Cross opened a shelter to house the evacuees at 2:45 a.m. Officials say about 60 residents took shelter there.

After fire officials and DHEC completed the air sampling, the area was declared safe at 6:45 a.m.

Greenwood police later posted a thank you on Facebook to the partnering agencies that responded.

"We would like to thank the Greenwood City Fire Department, Greenwood County Sheriff's Office, and Greenwood County EMS for responding to assist with the incident at Carolina Pride this morning," the post read. "We also want to thank the management and staff at the plant who worked hard and kept information flowing to us so we could resolve the issue."

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