Walmart in Virginia Beach evacuated due to high levels of carbon monixide

Walmart in Virginia Beach evacuated due to high levels of carbon monixide

Walmart in Virginia Beach evacuated due to high levels of carbon monixide

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 2:09 PM

Walmart evacuation Phoenix Drive

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2 p.m. UPDATE:  The store has reopened.
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12:45 p.m. UPDATE: The Va. Beach Fire Dept. says four HVAC units were secured as was gas to the heating system. The building will have no heat but the business can stay open if the company chooses to open. The Fire Inspector will follow up after the system has been repaired. 
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VIRGINIA BEACH -- High levels of levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of a Walmart in Virginia Beach.  

Crews were called to the store on Phoenix Drive around 7:40 a.m. to investigate after a CO detector inside the store went off.

"They are isolating the source, the inspector is also en route," Battalion Chief Amy Valdez told WVEC.com.

Firefighters were checking the store to find the source of the leak. They hope to be able to let everyone back in by noon, but the levels have to be low enough for them to safely return.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

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