North Myrtle Beach condo building evacuated due to ‘chemical odor’

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach Public Safety officials are evacuating a condominium building due to a chemical odor, according to city officials.

According to North Myrtle Beach spokesperson Pat Dowling, crews called for an evacuation of Crescent Towers, located at 2501 South Ocean Boulevard, around 12:20 p.m. Thursday, until they locate the source of the chemical smell. Officials first thought the odor was an opened container in the janitorial closet, but that was not the case.

Property management and others are on hand are working with public safety to determine the source of the odor.

“We emphasize that chemical readings taken at the scene are very low and that evacuation has been encouraged out of an abundance of caution,” says Dowling. “The air conditioning system tends to spread the odor within the property.”

Officials say no injuries have been reported at this time.

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