Pesticide causes Phoenix senior center evacuation

PHOENIX - One person was taken to a hospital and up to 70 others were evacuated from a Phoenix assisted living facility because of a hazmat situation Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say a resident of the senior center near 7th Avenue and Broadway Road apparently spilled a pesticide and that led to precautionary evacuations.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say 70 people from 52 units were affected at the center.

According to Trudy Thompson Rice with The American Red Cross, 22 people will be housed at the shelter overnight.

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