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Possible Hazmat in Morgan Hill Home Prompts Evacuations: Police

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A possible hazardous material inside a home prompted precautionary evacuations in a Morgan Hill neighborhood late Monday, according to Morgan Hill police.

The incident was reported a little after 8 p.m. on McLaughlin Court, about a block from Britton Middle School, police said.

Police responded to reports of a small explosion around 6 p.m. Witnesses saw debris and smoke coming from the backyard of a home on McLaughlin, police said. The house is right behind the Morgan Hill Pre-School Academy.

One person at the home was arrested on unknown charges.

About 12-15 homes were included in the evacuation for about three hours.

No further details were available.

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