7 people hospitalized after 'toxic exposure' at Shari's in Hillsboro

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue

HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) – Multiple people were evacuated after a toxic exposure at a Shari's Café and Pies in Hillsboro on Saturday, according to Hillsboro Fire and Rescue.

Crews from HF&R, Tualatin Fire and Rescue, Metrowest Ambulance and Hillsboro Police Department responded to the 2100 block of Northwest 185th Avenue just before 10:00 a.m. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Hazardous Materials team also arrived to assist.

At 11:30 a.m., officials said the toxic release might have come from the restaurant's HVAC system, but it's unclear what the chemical was.

In total, there were 26 patients, with seven taken to the hospital, according to officials. All suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the incident.

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(5) comments

Lexx Luthor

Sick from reading the menu prices ?


Russian hacker?

Mr Q

Remember kiddies ... this is 1000% totally a 1 off situation and is in no way possible a trial run .... you know ... like the Rajneesh supposedly poisonings were totally a 1 off 80s

Maddog 10

Well Brown will make sure to shut them down and claim it was covid.


Funny, 'cause that hasn't happened and isn't going to. Idiot.

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