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Pasadena building evacuated due to suspicious odor

May 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An office building in Pasadena was evacuated Friday after people suddenly felt sick. A hazmat team and firefighters rushed to the scene.

Authorities responded to the 300 block of S. Arroyo Parkway at about 1:30 p.m. after some people reported smelling some sort of suspicious odor. About 20 people reportedly having a sudden headache and scratchy throats.

All three floors of the building were evacuated as a precaution, and a triage area was set up outside.

The building houses a fertility clinic and a cosmetic surgery office. Firefighters went through the whole building and checked the air, but they said they found nothing unusual.

Five people were treated off-site. Everyone was eventually allowed back into the building.

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