Largo Walmart evacuated due to chemical smell in pickle aisle

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A Largo Walmart was evacuated for a short time Friday afternoon due to a chemical smell in the store’s pickle aisle.

Firefighters responded to the Walmart at 990 Missouri Ave N. at 1:45 p.m. Friday.

The chemical smell impacted several employees and customers who reported feeling an irritation in their throat.

Largo Fire Rescue Spokesperson Terry Tokarz said seven patients were evaluated, one was transported to the hospital, not in serious condition.

Tests for what caused the smell came back inconclusive, possibly due to an irritant product or ventilation in the store.

The store has reopened.

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