St. Helens, Ore. Safeway evacuated for Hazmat situation

St. Helens, Ore. Safeway evacuated for Hazmat situation

St. Helens, Ore. Safeway evacuated for Hazmat situation

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

ST. HELENS, Ore. -- A St. Helens Safeway store was evacuated Wednesday due to a Hazmat emergency.

Fire crews directed around 30 customers who may have been sickened to a triage area on South Columbia River Highway.

There was the possibility of some type gas leak that originated in the deli-meat counter area. People initially reported headaches and difficulty breathing. One man was taken to the hospital.

Most said they felt better once outssde.

There were no serious injuries and a Portland Fire Hazmat crew was investigating.

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