Chemical spill in Knoxville sends one to hospital


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Emergency crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a reported chemical spill in northeast Knoxville. Fire crews were sent to the 2800 block of Hoitt Avenue.

Knoxville Fire said the spill was caused by a tanker that was carrying caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). One victim was also sent to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

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