Odor sickens several on Tucson's NW side

2014-02-28T18:57:00Z 2014-03-01T14:05:55Z Odor sickens several on Tucson's NW sideCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star
February 28, 2014 6:57 pm  • 

Northwest Fire District crews treated two people and evaluated six after they became ill Friday night at a northwest side H&R Block office.

Two people were treated with oxygen at the scene, and the other six were fine after they breathed fresh air outdoors, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, a fire district spokesman.

Shortly after 6 p.m., firefighters responded to an H&R Block office in the 3700 block of West Ina and North Thornydale roads, said Goldberg. 

Office workers and a customer complained of headaches, dizziness and naseau caused by a foul odor.

Firefighters discovered that the odor was from a rubberized roofing material that had not dried, and the fumes were sucked into the air conditioning vents of the building, Goldberg said.

The business closed but will reopen Saturday, said Goldberg. 

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