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2049, 05 Oct 17

Dangerous Pumpkin Spice


Officials evacuated a Baltimore school Thursday afternoon after hazardous materials crews were called for a strange odor.

Fire and hazmat crews were called around 2:30 p.m. to Crito Rey Jesuit High School. The school was evacuated and Eastern Avenue was closed near Chester Street, SkyTeam 11 reported.

It turns out, the source of the irritant was a pumpkin spice air freshener, fire officials said.

But that might be in dispute, as the school’s president said, the odor might have been a burned-out light bulb.

Officials said two students and three adults were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries. One of the adults suffered an issue not related to the incident.

Officials said dozens of students were triaged at the scene.

I can see evacuating the school because of a strange smell. They don’t know what it is and better safe than sorry. But how the heck does the smell of an air freshener or burned out light bulb send FIVE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL!?!?


2049, 05 October 2017

1 Comment

  1. steveegg

    Well, flourescent bulbs are classified as hazardous materials requiring a hazmat crew to clean up if broken.

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