Fort Myer, FL – Arlington County and Fort Myer firefighters and medics are on the scene of a carbon monoxide incident on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
The incident is taking place at the Cody Child Development Center on the base. Firefighters were dispatched there shortly after 10 a.m.
According to scanner traffic, employees and children were evacuated to an auditorium due to a high level of carbon monoxide in the building. The source of the CO has been traced back to a malfunctioning boiler.
Firefighters are ventilating the building while a hazmat team continues to monitor conditions. Medics treated and monitored at least eight patients, who are suffering nausea and anxiety-like symptoms. No patients required transport to the hospital.
A crew of firefighters was dispatched to the centers kitchen to retrieve infant formula for some of the children, according to scanner traffic.
Around noon, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall issued the following press release about the incident, asking parents to come pick up their children.