Officials in Georgia said at least six people died and about a dozen people were hospitalized following a chemical leak at a food processing plant on Thursday.
Other reports, including one from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said five people died and 10 people were injured.
The Hall County Emergency Management Department issued a shelter-in-place order for the Lyman Hall Elementary School over the leak.
Officials added to WSB-TV that three Gainesville firefighters and one firefighter from Hall County were hospitalized. About 130 other people were taken to a nearby church for evaluation.
Prime Pak Foods merged into Foundation Food Group, a company that takes raw chicken and processes it into products like chicken fingers and individual chicken cuts for restaurants and food service operations. The company’s CEO did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Gainesville is the center of Georgia’s poultry industry, which is the nation’s largest, with thousands of employees working for multiple processing plants.