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Chemical spill creates noxious fumes in North County industrial building

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - Hazmat crews were called in to contain a chemical spill that led to an evacuation of a contact lens manufacturing firm in Carlsbad Tuesday afternoon.

Police say noxious fumes were reported at about 4:00 p.m. coming from a storage area in the SynergEyes Complex on Rutherford Road.

Employees cleared the building and two other buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

"Sounds like it was normal industrial chemicals. Sometimes they react differently than expected and that potentially is what happened here," said Div. Chief Chris Heiser with the Carlsbad Fire Department.

No injuries were reported and the spill is under investigation.

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