Chemical fumes lead to Nabisco evacuation

Employees at the Nabisco/Kraft factory at 12000 Roosevelt Boulevard evacuated the building early this morning when chemical fumes consumed the facility.

An outside company brought in Xylene, a a chemical used to clean equipment, around 8 a.m. Shortly after, fumes from the product took over the building, and 114 employees had to evacuate the premises. No injuries were reported, but the building will remain closed until Tuesday.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.