Rotting Dead Rodent Causes State Building Evacuation

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The State Franchise Tax Board building in Sacramento was evacuated due to a “flammable gas” smell that turned out to be a dead, rotting rodent, according to Sac Metro fire fighters.

Fire fighters originally labeled the situation as hazmat level 2 as a precaution after employees complained of being sickened by the smell.

It turns out the smell was coming from a dead, rotting rodent stuck inside a soda machine.

The building, located near Butterfield Way and Folsom Boulevard, has 1 million square feet of office and warehouse space.


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