Oct. 6, 2017, Toronto - Workers at a north-end Toronto recycling plant were being decontaminated early Friday due to an unknown substance that caused some to have difficulty breathing.
Toronto Fire Platoon Chief Doug Harper said crews arrived at the facility (near Arrow Road and Sheppard Avenue) just before midnight because of an unknown substance which created what he called a ''minor irritant.''
Harper says several people experienced respiratory difficulties but firefighters have so far been unable to identify and find the substance.
Two people were reportedly taken to hospital.
Harper said the workers were being decontaminated in a portable shower as a precautionary measure then turned over to paramedics to be monitored. (CP24)
Workers decontaminated after recycling plant fire
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