‘Gas odor’ at Morrisville apartment complex sends 2 to hospital, prompts evacuation

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Three people were knocked unconscious by a gas odor that was reported at the Bexley at Preston apartment complex in Morrisville, authorities said.

The call came in at 6:15 p.m.

The three regained consciousness at the scene and are in stable condition. Two have been taken to hospitals for observation, officials said.

One building was evacuated as a precaution, displacing 40 people, officials said.

Hazmat workers are evaluating potential causes of the odor, but authorities say there’s no danger to the public. Officials said the odor came from an apartment that had a lot of trash, but the exact source of the symptoms hadn’t been determined Wednesday night.

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