Chemical spill forces Wisconsin hospital to evacuate

Neillsville, Wis.-based Memorial Medical Center evacuated patients, staff and visitors for more than 1 hour June 22 due to a strong chemical smell, according to a WSAU report.

Several agencies were called to the medical center around 6:00 p.m. June 22. Officials determined the smell was a spilled cleaning solution that spread through the hospital's ventilation system.

The Neillsville Fire Department used ventilation fans to rid the smell. Patients, staff and visitors were allowed back into their rooms at 7:30 p.m. June 22.

No injuries were reported.

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