Walmart reopens after hazmat response

UPDATE @ 3:23 p.m.

The Walmart on York Commons Boulevard has reopened. The fire department narrowed the source of the odor to two potential sources, either a room with cleaning chemicals or a heating unit.

The fire department spent six hours at the store today.

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UPDATE @ 10:12 a.m.

Walmart on York Commons Boulevard will remain closed while the hazmat team remains on scene.

Some store employees will continue their shift at the Walmart in Huber Heights.

Fire officials estimate the store will be shut down for at least another two hours.

FIRST REPORT

A Dayton hazmat team has responded to the Butler Twp. Walmart on York Commons Blvd.

Our crews on the scene reported the store was being evacuated around 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters were initially sent to the location,. 3465 York Commons Blvd., around 8:10 a.m. on a report of an odor investigation, according to dispatch records.

Crews on the scene requested a hazmat response around 9 a.m., but it’s unclear exactly what firefighters are investigating, according to dispatch records.

We are working to learn more on this investigation.

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