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By Louis Casiano | Fox News

Fire crews were tending to multiple patients at an elementary school after reports of an aircraft that apparently dumped fuel onto the school playground while returning to the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said 70 firefighters and paramedics responded to the Park Avenue Elementary School in the Los Angeles suburb of Cudahy after reports of a substance coming from an overhead aircraft, the department tweeted.

“UPDATE*** 70 firefighters [FF] and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured. FFs working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area,” the department said.

L.A. County Fire Department@LACoFDPIO · 1h

MCI | FS163 | 8000 Park Ave #Cudahy | BN 13 and 3 units on-scene elementary school assessing multiple patients after apparent fuel dump by aircraft on final approach to LAX hits playground.

L.A. County Fire Department@LACoFDPIO

UPDATE*** 70 firefighters and paramedics on-scene and committed to providing care for those injured. FFs working to confirm substance dropped by aircraft, although initial reports stated smell of jet fuel in area.973:56 PM – Jan 14, 2020

The department said 17 children and six adults complained of minor injuries.

Firefighters were working to confirm the nature of the substance.

Sujey Hernandez@SujeyHernandez

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 @TelemundoNews973:47 PM – Jan 14, 2020

The flight-tracking website FlightAware showed that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China, departed LAX and circled back over Southern California and returned to the airport on Tuesday.

The plane was apparently dumping fuel upon its return, KABC-TV reported.

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