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O.C. federal building evacuated

October 7, 2009 12:46:09 AM PDT
Noxious fumes from cleaning products caused seven people to feel sick at the Orange County federal building in Santa Ana Tuesday.It all began shortly before 9 a.m. when seven people complained of respiratory problems.

Four were sent to hospitals.

Those who felt sick were reportedly in or near an elevator so firefighters evacuated a basement elevator area and also shut off the nine-story building's air handling system.

People in other parts of the building were told to stay where they were.

A hazardous materials team gave the all-clear about two hours after the incident began.

AP contributed to this report.

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