Chemical leak forces evacuation

RALEIGH The building houses the State Laboratory of Public Health which provides laboratory services to doctors.

The alarm in the building was initially set off by Freon released by a crew working on the air conditioning on one floor.

At the same time, completely by coincidence, a burning odor was reported. That turned out to be a totally unrelated situation with a loose belt on an air conditioning system on a different floor.

The building was evacuated in an orderly fashion. Everything is fine now.

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