Hazmat situation forces evacuation of Kroger in Va. Beach

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by 13 News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 9 at 6:00 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH--Fire units were on the scene of a hazardous material situation at a Kroger Supermarket Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to the Kroger in the 3300 blk of Va. Beach Boulevard around  9:41 p.m.

According to Chief Ken Pravitz, an employee was mixing cleaning chemicals when he was overcome by the fumes. He was taken to the hospital in a condition that was not life threatening.  

Two other people were complaining of the fumes and were being treated at the scene.

The store was evacuated as a haz-mat crew worked to remove the chemicals from the building.

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