(Reuters) - One person was injured Wednesday morning at a laboratory at the General Motors Co Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, GM said.

GM spokesman Kevin Kelly described the event as an "incident" and declined to confirm local media reports that there was an explosion in a battery laboratory at the GM Tech Center, which is in suburban Detroit.

The local fire department in Warren responded to the incident and was clearing the scene around 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Kelly said.

"The incident is contained," said another GM spokesman, Greg Martin.

(Reporting By Bernie Woodall; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)