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New Hampshire hospital evacuated due to 'chemical release': Reports

Key Points
  • Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire is being evacuated due to reports of a chemical release incident.
  • The incident is currently being called "mass casualty," including more than 20 patients.
Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H.
Jim Cole | AP

Emergency responders are evacuating a New Hampshire hospital Friday after a report of a chemical release that has affected multiple patients, according to a report from NBC Boston.

Kingston Fire said it has sent two ambulances to Exeter Hospital following a report of a "chemical release" in the emergency room, according to the report.

NBC Boston reported that Union Leader's Jason Schreiber said the incident involves "20-plus patients," with multiple ambulances in route to what is being described as a "mass casualty incident."

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