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Atwood building evacuated after employees report ‘strong burning rubber’ smell

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The Atwood building was evacuated Monday afternoon after employees reported a “strong burning rubber” smell. It was also described as a “terrible electronic burning smell” and set off alarms in the building, according to witnesses on scene.


The incident was first reported at 2:41 p.m., fire officials said.


Evacuees congregated in the Dena’ina Center to stay warm while Anchorage fire crews investigated the source of the smell.


As of 4 p.m., fire officials said the building had been cleared and everyone was able to go back inside. They said it was unclear what caused the smell.



KTVA 11’s Daniella Rivera contributed to this story.


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