Fresno County Sheriff's Office Evacuated

May 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Fresno County crime scene lab is now a hazmat scene after some employees reported a strong chemical smell in the building. 20 employees from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office were working in the building when someone complained of a strong chemical odor. Investigators cleared the office and found a container of insecticide leaking in a back closet. But they're not sure why it was there or who put it there.

"The vapors got into heating and vent system and spread through the building causing concern," said Fresno Fire Battalion Chief Mickey Taylor.

One county employee complained of a headache but he was not directly exposed to the insecticide. A hazmat team was on the scene Friday morning ventilating the building to get rid of all the vapors.

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