Cookie factory evacuated by fumes

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - September 5, 2009 The Nabisco building located on 12000 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia had to be evacuated this morning after chemical fumes took over the building.

At around 8:00 a.m. Saturday an outside vendor brought Xylene, a chemical to clean tools, into the building on the second floor. The chemical produces fumes throughout the building.

According to police, approximately 114 employees had to be evacuated to the rear parking lot of the building.

No injuries were reported.

The building will be shutdown until Tuesday.

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