New Jersey

2 Hospitalized After Chemical Exposure Inside Burlington County Apartment

A Burlington County, New Jersey apartment building was evacuated and two people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to an unknown chemical, officials say.

Firefighters evacuated eight apartments inside Building P at the Edgewater Manor Apartments along the 100 block of Elm Street in Edgewater Park around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, county dispatchers tell NBC10.

The evacuations were ordered after two people came in contact with a chemical inside one of the units. Both were taken to an area hospital.

Firefighters donned hazmat suits as they investigated the incident. The type of chemical and reason for the exposure remains unclear.

The apartments remained cordoned off for at least two hours.

An investigation is ongoing.

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