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N.H. hospital evacuated after odor detected in emergency room

EXETER, N.H. — EXETER, N.H. - Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire was evacuated Friday morning and extra ambulances were called in after reports of an odor in the emergency room,

The in-patient operating room was also part of the area closed out of an "abundance of caution,"


New Hampshire One reports employees were asked to leave the hospital around 11:30 a.m. when police and other first responders were called.

According to a spokesperson for the hospital, five staff members began showing symptoms like dizziness around 8:30 a.m. The number of patients increased to about 20 as the morning went on.

WFXT reports the only people affected were staff.

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