Gasoline spill caused evacuation at 'Greenville News' - FOX Carolina 21

Gasoline spill caused evacuation at 'Greenville News'

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People who were evacuated from the Greenville News building wait near the Peace Center. (March 29, 2013/FOX Carolina) People who were evacuated from the Greenville News building wait near the Peace Center. (March 29, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A gasoline spill prompted an evacuation of the Greenville News building Friday evening.

The building, which houses the Greenville-area newspaper, is located at the intersection of Broad and Main streets, across the street from the Peace Center.

Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Sydney Farmer said emergency crews were called to the building about 4:30 p.m. He said HAZMAT units were called in to determine what caused the odor. He said the gasoline spill happened in the parking area of the building, but the fumes wafted into the workspace.

Pictures of the scene showed several emergency vehicles blocking Main Street in the area. A large group of people who work in the building were also seen standing on the sidewalk in front of the Peace Center.

Farmer said about 25 people were treated for exposure to the fumes.

Workers were allowed back into the building about 6 p.m.

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