500 students briefly evacuated after propane leak - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

500 students briefly evacuated after propane leak

Posted: Updated:

Over 500 students and faculty at Westside Middle School were briefly evacuated Wednesday morning around the start of the school day after a reported gas leak.

Memphis Fire Department Hazmat crews were dispatched to the Frayser Boulevard school in North Memphis shortly after 7:30 a.m., and found a propane tank that was leaking inside the middle school.

Students and faculty were allowed back inside the middle school about an hour later after the propane tank was removed from the building.


FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis reporter Brooke Thomas contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices