NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One person was taken to the hospital after a hazmat scare at the Goodwill store in Berry Hill Wednesday morning.
The Nashville Fire Department and HAZMAT crews were called to the store on Berry Road, just off Franklin Pike, around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Officials said it happened on the retail side of the store, but the warehouse was also evacuated.
Witnesses on the scene reported fumes, and said it smelled like pepper. A white powder was also reported, but fire officials said they did not find anything on the scene.
Approximately 30 to 40 people were evacuated, although many had left the building by the time crews got on the scene. Nine people were decontaminated at the scene, with one person taken to Baptist Hospital for ear, nose, and throat irritations.
Fire officials said they have ruled out " hostile intent", but they were still working to determine what caused the situation.
The building was ventilated before anyone was allowed back inside.