Spokane Fire: no evidence of dangerous substance found at evacuated Walmart
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Fire Department confirmed Monday it found no evidence of a dangerous substance reportedly found on money used at a cashier’s station at a north Spokane Walmart Sunday night.
Spokane Fire said three staff members reported feeling sick as they collected money with a suspicious substance on it Sunday night. Fire District 9, the Spokane Fire Department and AMR responded to the store around 6:45 p.m.
Three staff members were taken to the hospital. They were later released with no injuries.
The Walmart on Colton Street was evacuated and a Hazmat team responded to examine the bills. Spokane Fire said an entry team could not find evidence of a suspicious substance and their monitors did recognize any hazardous materials.
Spokane Fire said all equipment in the isolated area was preventatively decontaminated by the Hazmat team and the Walmart was safe to reopen just before 10 p.m. Sunday night.
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