Emergency crews investigate suspicious odor at Focus Rehab in Utica

Emergency crews responded to a hazmat situation at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica on Monday morning.

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 11:20 AM
Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 5:20 PM

UTICA – Emergency crews responded to a hazmat situation at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica on Monday morning.

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The situation at 1445 Kemble Street was first reported at 8:59 a.m., according to the Oneida County 911 Center.

Temporary Utica Fire Chief James Barefoot said they received a report of a suspicious odor at the facility, and he says they evacuated the building while they investigated the source of the odor. However, the public relations firm that oversees the facility says the building was not evacuated.

Utica fire and police departments responded to the scene, along with Oneida County Emergency Services.

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