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Medical offices evacuated after occupants suffer unknown illness


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 11:59am

courtesy of CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department

The Riverside County Fire Department's Hazmat team was called to an incident at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Wildomar.

A medical office building in Wildomar today was evacuated and six people inside the facility received emergency treatment after the central air conditioning system failed.

Riverside County Fire Department crews were called to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Complex at 36450 Inland Valley Drive about 10:30 a.m. to determine whether the A/C breakdown was a health hazard, an agency spokeswoman said.

A hazardous materials team went to the location after a person fell ill, and a battalion chief ordered the entire building evacuated when two other people complained of sickness.

A short time later, three additional individuals required help from paramedics for medical distress, according to the fire department.

All six victims were taken to nearby Inland Valley Medical Center for examination of minor to moderate discomfort, officials said.

All patients were transported in minor to moderate condition.

Staff from the county Department of Environmental Health and technicians from the Southern California Gas Co. were summoned to assist in evaluating conditions, according to the fire department.

The building remained closed, and the hazmat team was continuing its investigation. At 1:17 p.m., all hazmat test readings have come back negative and employees and visitors were permitted to return to the building.


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