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Contaminated patient sends 4 to hospital

7:31 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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AURORA - A patient being treated for chemical exposure at an Aurora walk-in clinic sent the patient and four other people to the hospital and prompted an evacuation of the building.

HazMat crews from the Aurora Fire Department were sent to the Urgent Care center Friday morning.

According to authorities, a patient walked in to the center on 3350 Peoria Street claiming to be exposed to an unknown chemical. 

As the patient was being treated there was a reaction to the chemical, and fumes from the clinic spread through the center and throughout the building. 

The building was evacuated and closed for the day.

The patient and four clinic workers were treated and released from University of Colorado Hospital. 

HazMat crews conducted a mass decontamination for potential exposure. 

It's not known what chemical the patient was exposed to.

The other Concentra medical center in the area is handling any additional patients. The contaminated center will likely reopen on Monday at normal operating hours.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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