BELOIT (WKOW) -- WKOW 27 News reporter Jennifer Kliese is at the scene of an ongoing HAZMAT situation in Beloit where Beloit Fire officials say 60-65 people are still in the building, waiting to be released.
Authorities at the scene say those waiting are patients and employees at the Beloit Area Community Health Center, which is in the Eclipse Center, formerly known as Beloit Plaza or Beloit Mall, is a mixed-use development along the Rock River in Beloit.
A hazardous materials(HAZMAT) team has been sent to the Beloit Area Community Health Center to investigate a white substance found on an envelope.
The City of Beloit says three people were experiencing burning eyes after handling the envelope. Police and Fire departments are investigating the source of the contact.
Those experiencing side-effects are being decontaminated on site and will be taken to a local hospital if additional decontamination or evaluation is necessary.
The Beloit Fire Department tells 27 News it got the call around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday and crews were sent to 74 Eclipse Center to investigate.
Emergency officials are asking people to stay away from the area until they can identify the substance.
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