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UPDATED: Bananas caused haz-mat alert at Memorial Hospital

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Captain David Tallent with the Chattanooga Fire Department holds up two moldy bananas, which were believed to be the source of the offending odor. / Chattanooga FD Captain David Tallent with the Chattanooga Fire Department holds up two moldy bananas, which were believed to be the source of the offending odor. / Chattanooga FD

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Emergency crews have given an all clear at Memorial Hospital.

Employees contact police and fire after detecting a suspicious odor in the mailroom. 

The Chattanooga Fire Department says 6 employees began complaining of sore throats and went to the emergency room.

Fire crews said after three searches of the mailroom, they found the source of the smell, moldy bananas in the garbage.

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