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CVS Employees Smell Gas, Call 911

The CVS on Turnpike Avenue was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after employees smelled "gas."

CVS employees detected an unusual odor just before noon Wednesday and it wasn't due to a coworker's smelly lunch. 

Employees of the called 911 after smelling an odor of gas.

"We got a call. Several employees said they smelled an odor of gas coming from the back of the store," said Capt. Mike Cranson of the . 

The store was evacuated just before noon, said Cranson. Firefighters checked the entire store and the roof area, where a heating system is located. 

"There were no obvious problems. We shut down the heating unit," Cranson said. "We deemed the store to be safe and allowed people to come back in." 

The entire evacuation lasted about 30 minutes. The fire department also notified National Grid to investigate further. 

East side December 15, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Is CVS now selling santas in the outhouses?
Kristine Littlefield-Durant December 16, 2011 at 02:33 AM
Sorry East Side they do not sell them, but a Walmart shipment should be arriving to your house in a few days. Please keep an eye out for FedEx. Your Santa in an outhouse will be arriving soon! Hope that improves your etiquette and class in Sandy Point.
Thomas December 16, 2011 at 03:22 AM
East side has no class.

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