Two people recovering following hazmat situation in downtown Charleston


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Two employees of a downtown Charleston business are recovering following a hazmat situation Thursday evening.

Charleston Fire and Haz-Mat crew responded to Walgreens at King and Calhoun Streets on October 27.

Two employees were working in the store and mixed multiple cleaning chemicals and then started to feel ill, according to the Charleston Fire Department. We’re told the store was evacuated and medics transported both victims to a local hospital.

The Haz-Mat team monitored air quality and ventilated the store, authorities added.Keep checking for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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