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Crews deal with hazmat situation in downtown Vancouver

Approximately a hundred people were evacuated from the Shopper’s Drug Mart at Homer and Nelson St. in downtown Vancouver this morning after five people were taken to hospital suffering from breathing problems.

The Vancouver Fire Department was sampling the air from inside the building, and confirmed several chemicals were found, but the nature of the chemicals remains unknown.

Traffic in the area is still tied up.

More details to come…
 

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