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Largo Walmart evacuated after reports of chemical smell inside store

LARGO — Emergency hazardous materials crews were dispatched to a Walmart Supercenter on Friday afternoon after receiving reports of a chemical smell in the store, according to Largo Fire Rescue.

The store at 990 Missouri Ave. N was evacuated. Some people inside the business initially complained of tight throats and were having trouble breathing, according to Largo Fire Rescue, but no one has been hospitalized. The order smelled like a lemon-scented cleaner.

"We don't have anything that's showing on our meters as to be any environmental hazard or contaminant," said Largo deputy fire Chief David Mixson.

Largo Walmart evacuated after reports of chemical smell inside store 04/21/17 [Last modified: Friday, April 21, 2017 3:27pm]
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