Firefighters Unable to Locate Irritant That Triggered Sunset Post Office Evacuation

Fire officials have cleared the scene without finding anything at a post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District this evening after a possible hazardous materials spill caused the building to be evacuated, a fire official said.

Firefighters were called to the post office at 1314 22nd Ave. just before 5 p.m., according to Mindy Talmadge, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department.

Initial reports indicated patrons were experiencing irritation in their eyes, noses and throats from a substance in the lobby, Talmadge said.

The building was evacuated.

Around three people were initially reported to be experiencing symptoms. Medics responded to the scene but no patients were taken to a hospital, fire officials said.

A hazardous materials team inspected the post office but did not locate the source of the irritant, officials said.

Bay City News

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