Goodwill Sebastian Store Evacuated for Carbon Monoxide

The Goodwill store in Sebastian was evacuated after carbon monoxide was detected.
The Goodwill store in Sebastian was evacuated after carbon monoxide was detected. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN – The Indian River County Sheriff’s received a call Saturday morning from the Goodwill Sebastian store about a toxic odor that smelled like an exhaust from a gasoline engine.

At 9:27 a.m., Goodwill employees and customers were evacuated from the building. Part of the plaza was also shut down during the incident.

“The fire department evacuated the building due to a heavy odor of carbon monoxide. It appears workers on the roof had a generator running,” Major Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

While at the store, the fire department noticed workers on the roof running a generator.

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The toxic odors and carbon monoxide was entering the Goodwill Store through vents from the roof.

The source of the problem was resolved and the store was reopened by 11:00 a.m.

There were no injuries during this incident.


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.