Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Part of Exeter Hospital evacuated over odor; 20 people treated

Part of Exeter Hospital evacuated over odor; 20 people treated

Emergency crews initially responded to a report of an odor investigation in the emergency room area just after 11 a.m. As that number started to increase, the hospital closed the operating room and began transferring people out.

Six patients were removed from the emergency room as a precaution, the spokesperson added.

Exeter fire officials said they initially received a call for 20 ambulances, but not all of them were ultimately needed.

A statement from the hospital said all other hospital wings were unaffected by the problem and running as usual. No patients at the hospital had any similar symptoms, she said.

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The extent of the chemical release is not yet known. The fire department said it may have been caused by a carbon dioxide or anesthesia chemical leak.

Hospital officials said the response was out of an "abundance of caution".

Vasapolli said it's unknown whether any surgeries had been in progress at the time and had to be stopped. They are expected to remain closed until the cause of the incident is identified.

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