Asheville FD: Hookah Hookup evacuated, old boiler leaking

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) – An Asheville hookah and smoke shop has been evacuated Thursday evening due to an old boiler leaking.

Asheville Fire Department reports the boiler leak at the Hookah Hookup on Patton Avenue prompted a building evacuation and a hazmat response. While a technician is working to collect a sample to analyze, traffic is impacted with Patton Avenue stretching from Haywood Street to Asheland Avenue being shut down by Asheville police.

Alternate routes are advised until the scene is cleared.

AFD is on scene of a possible hazardous response at 85 Patton Avenue (Hookah Hookup). An old boiler is leaking. A technician team has entered the basement & collected a sample to analyze. #avlnews

— ASHEVILLE FIRE DEPT (@AshevilleFD) November 30, 2018

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