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UPDATE: No Chemical Found At Holy Family Hospital

UPDATE: 7:15pm, September 27, 2011

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire Department officials say a hazmat team concluded their search of Holy Family Hospital and have so far found nothing.

Fire crews are clearing the scene, but investigators will be looking at security tape to find out exactly what happened.

11 patients for possible exposure to a chemical are being sent home and are being told to take shower just in case chemical is on them.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department is responding to a Haz-Mat situation at Holy Family Hospital in north Spokane.

From what we are told, a report of a chemical dispersant in the hospital has affected 11 people. 6 people are displaying symptoms of coughing after possibly being exposed to some sort of chemical and 5 people have been isolated. We are working right now to find out exactly what chemical people in the hospital may have been exposed to.

The Holy Family Hospital emergency room has been shut down as a result, and official expect Lidgerwood to be closed for the next couple of hours. Patients are being diverted to other area hospitals.

KHQ has a crew on scene and you can count on us to bring you the latest information from this haz-mat situation as soon as it becomes available.

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