Two transported in HAZMAT incident

February 8, 2011 2:03:39 PM PST
The Bethesda fire chief tells ABC11 that two people were transported to the hospital Tuesday after exposure to anhydrous ammonia fumes.The incident happened around 3 p.m. at Cree Headquarters on Silicon Drive in Durham.

Authorities say one person passed out and the other person pulled him to safety, but then got sick from the fumes too.

Both were transported as a precaution. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Cree confirms the two were not employees, but were contractors working on a piece of equipment within Cree's facility.

It is unclear what caused the incident.

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