Fumigation goes awry, city offices evacuated

(WMC-TV) – The fumigation of a grain bin went awry Wednesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of two buildings in Tyronza, Arkansas.

According to our sister station, KAIT, the company fumigating the grain bin did not seal off the area.

The strong scent made its way throughout downtown Tyronza. As a precaution, emergency personnel evacuated city hall and the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum.

The West Memphis Hazmat team is in on the scene taking air quality samples to figure out whether the smell drifting through town is dangerous.

Mayor Bearden told KAIT that the company did not notify the OEM's office of the spraying.

The small town of Tyronza has less than 1,000 residents.

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