Odor forces Largo Walmart evacuation

- The smell of an unknown chemical emptied a Largo Walmart this afternoon.  

Several people complained of coughing fits and scratchy throats, so officials evacuated the store on Missouri Avenue after the odor permeated the building.

The view from SkyFOX showed at least 10 emergency vehicles on the scene, but around 3 p.m., the all-clear was given.  Employees could be seen to be filing back into the store.

There's no word about the source of the smell.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Odor forces Largo Walmart evacuation
  • Serious injuries for mom, toddler hit by car
  • Manatee deputy resigns after domestic battery arrest
  • Lakeland bakery working overtime to fulfill cruffin cravings
  • Metro Ministries makes Thanksgiving special for families
  • Retailers, shoppers getting ready for Black Friday
  • Even a hurricane can't sink this Thanksgiving tradition
  • LaFountain making best of second chance at life
  • College students spend holiday with special needs residents in Lakeland
  • Tampa woman sponsors 125 kids in Seminole Heights for Christmas