(Alexandria, VA) — The 911 call center in Alexandria was evacuated Sunday, after fumes in the city’s public safety building forced the workers out. Firefighters were called to the building Sunday morning to investigate an odor, and found a contractor applying a chemical sealant to a locker room floor. Those fumes caused headaches among 911 call center workers, and they were moved to the city’s backup dispatch center. Seven city employees were examined, but none needed medical assistance. Officials say 911 and other non-emergency services were not affected by the evacuation, but say the backup call center will remain in operation until at least 6 o’clock Monday morning.
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