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, Florida – 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.

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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.