Evacuation at Royal Vic

A short-lived evacuation Monday at the Royal Victoria hospital. 

The hospital says that at around 11:15 a.m., an employee noticed smoke in the lab area. Firefighters requested a preventive evacuation because of chemicals in the area.

The MUHC says its emergency measures plan was initiated and all went smoothly. 

Hospital officials say the smoke came from a minor piece of lab equipment that had overheated. 

No patients needed to be moved and no one was injured. 

Firefighters gave the all-clear about 90 minutes after the first call to 911.

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