GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Spectrum Health officials say a Grand Rapids building will not reopen Tuesday as they try to determine the cause of an odor that led to a hazmat response.
Hazmat crews were called after a strange smell was reported at the Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Outpatient Center, located at 330 Barclay Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Spectrum Health officials.
Following protocol, the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure, officials said.
Fire crews were seen heading into the building in hazmat gear to investigate the situation. A Spectrum Health official said fire crews did a walk-through of the building and found nothing unusual. However, hazmat crews were bringing in special equipment to test the air.
Air was being cycled through the building as of 12:30 p.m. Firefighters cleared the scene around 3:30 p.m.
Spectrum Health officials say there are no reports of injuries.
They allowed people back into the building after firefighters cleared to get their belongings, but canceled appointments for the remainder of the day. The building will reopen as usual on Wednesday.