Florida post office evacuated after chemical spill

— Officials say a central Florida post office had to be evacuated after a chemical spill sickened more than 20 people.

Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Genevieve Latham says about 20 people reported feeling ill Saturday morning after the spill inside the Aloma post office.

Latham says some people were coughing but declined to be treated at a hospital, and no one was seriously injured.

Fire rescue officials said the 2-foot wide spill was in the mail sorting facility. Firefighters determined the chemical was non-hazardous and was most likely used as a cleaning solution.

The post office resumed its normal business once the chemical was identified.


March 24, 2012 02:41 PM EDT

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