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April 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

UPDATE: 11 stricken in possible haz-mat incident in Everett

A patient being removed from Everest College this morning. (photo courtesy of MyEverettNews.com)

A patient being removed from Everest College this morning. (photo courtesy of MyEverettNews.com)

UPDATE: The Everett Fire Department cleared the incident scene around 1 p.m. without finding the source of the noxious odor.

Building management has been advised to keep the building closed until a industrial hygienist can conduct an inspection, according to the City of Everett.

ORIGINAL POST: Eleven people have been hospitalized after complaining of dizziness and headaches following a possible hazardous-materials incident in Everett.

The victims were at Everest College at where the Fire Department responded to an odor complaint, according to City of Everett spokeswoman Kate Reardon. They were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center.

More than 100 people have been evacuated from the building. Fire crews are still searching for the source of the odor, Reardon said.

We’ll post more details once they become available.

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