Chemical odor reported near Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department was called to the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind on Friday morning after teachers reported smelling a chemical odor near the school's campus.

School officials reportedly kept the 53 children on campus at the time of the incident indoors while HFD conducted a 45 minute investigation. No evacuations were ordered, but two of the school's faculty members self evacuated as a precaution amid pregnancy and breastfeeding concerns.

Members of the Honolulu Fire Department canvassed the school and surrounding areas, but were unable to find the source of the odor.

One resident living near the school said she first observed the odor at around 8:00 a.m., saying that it smelled like some sort of pesticide.

No injuries were reported during the incident, though two EMS units were brought to the scene as a precaution.

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