[UPDATE 1:07 p.m.] Redwoods Rural Health Center Evacuated
One person passed out and others are feeling sick at Redwoods Rural Health Center at 101 West Coast Road in Redway as of 10:38 a.m., according to scanner traffic. The building has been evacuated, according to a report to the emergency dispatcher.
An ambulance is responding.
UPDATE 10:52 a.m.: One patient is being transported to the hospital.
UPDATE 11:18 a.m.: The Redwoods Rural Health Center Executive Director states, “No comment at this time.”
UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: According to Brian Anderson, Redway Fire Chief, “We don’t know at this point what happened.” Several people, he said, fell ill in the medical building. Both the dental and the medical building were evacuated before Redway Fire arrived on scene.
“We searched the building,” he said. “We can’t find anything.” The building is heated by electricity and there was no odor. There had been a generator running earlier that day when power went off, but, Anderson said that the generator stopped running about 4 a.m. when power was restored. The generator was far enough away that no fumes should have affected those in the building, he said.
One person was taken to the hospital and another may have chosen to go on their own later, Anderson said.
A team from Humboldt County’s Office of Emergency Services will be bringing a gas meter that can vet the building for four gases. They are expected to be at the scene by 1:30 p.m.
At this point, the medical building is still evacuated. However, Anderson said, the staff have been allowed back into the dental building which didn’t have any issues.