Workplace evacuated and two hospitalized due to pungent smell in South San Francisco

chronos_tachyon-Flickr (CC)Soonest Express Global Logistics was temporarily evacuated from their location on Harris Ave. on Tuesday because of a strong

About 20 people were evacuated from work Tuesday afternoon when a pungent smell was reported in a building in South San Francisco, a fire marshal said.

Firefighters responded to a report of a strong aroma coming from inside Soonest Express Global Logistics at 228 E. Harris Ave. about noon, South San Francisco Fire Marshal Luis Da Silva said.

About 20 employees were evacuated from the building and two had to be transported to a hospital for respiratory issues, Da Silva said. The two are expected to survive, he said.

A hazardous materials crew entered and searched the building.

No cause of the smell was found, the fire marshal said. The building was ventilated and the employees were allowed back in about 3 p.m., he said.

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