Skip to main content

'Air quality problem' at New Hampshire store sends 10 to hospital

From Elizabeth Landers, CNN
updated 9:30 PM EST, Sun December 29, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An air quality problem forced customers to evacuate a New Hampshire supermarket
  • Ten people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, an official says
  • Hazmat investigators are trying to figure out what caused the problem

(CNN) -- Rescuers rushed to a New Hampshire grocery store on Sunday after a reported air quality problem forced customers to evacuate and sent at least 10 people to local hospitals.

Authorities don't know what caused the problem at the Market Basket store in Rindge, New Hampshire, said Lt. Tom Redin at the Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid.

Ten people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries described as "respiratory problems with dizziness symptoms," he said.

Hazmat and fire investigators are combing the scene, he said.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT