Nursing home evacuated

September 25, 2008 7:47:39 PM PDT
State police say dozens of residents and staff were evacuated from a nursing home in Salem County after pesticide vapors spread through the building's ventilation system. No injuries were reported.

Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman, said an internal alarm at the Rainbow Center in Pittsgrove Township went off at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, alerting staff to the contaminant.

They noticed a mist coming out of the vents, so about 110 people - 64 residents plus staff - were soon evacuated.

The residents were being cared for at four area hospitals. They were expected to return to the building by Friday morning.


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