Dallas skyscraper evacuated for ‘slight smell of gas’


DALLAS (UKTN) – The entire building of residences in the eastern district was evacuated earlier in the evening.

At 6:57 p.m., Dallas Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a call for a carbon monoxide emergency at 315 South Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said initial reports indicated alarms were going off on multiple floors. Some residents complained that there was a slight smell of gas and one resident was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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Plano Fire Department and HazMat crews joined Dallas Fire-Rescue for readouts in the 20-story skyscraper.

According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, there have been multiple floors with positive readings. Authorities are still trying to identify the source.


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