Mid-Michigan Walmart evacuated because of odor - WNEM TV 5

Mid-Michigan Walmart evacuated because of odor

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A Mid-Michigan Walmart was closed down Wednesday morning because of an odor.

The Grand Blanc Fire Department shut down the S. Saginaw St. store because an odor was causing people to have adverse reactions, city officials said.

The police chief said they responded to a call for a popping noise at the customer service center about 11:30 a.m. People were experiencing difficulty breathing, Fire Chief David Servetter said.

The fire department originally thought the incident was isolated, but upon further investigation they realized it was throughout the entire store. This resulted in the store being evacuated.

The gas detector didn't find anything, but they ventilated the entire store, Servetter said.

The store will remain closed until an environmental company comes in and investigates. They will check the air quality, Servetter said.

Nobody was hospitalized or treated at the scene following the incident.

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