PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A battery issue forced people to evacuate the main post office in Providence on Sunday morning.
Hazmat crews responded to the Corliss Street building around 9:30 a.m.
Fire officials said two people were exposed to hydrogen gas from a faulty forklift battery.
Crews quickly turned off the power and ventilated the area.
The fire department said one person refused treatment and the other was transported to Miriam Hospital as a precaution.
The U.S. Postal Service is investigating what went wrong. They said the incident did not impact mail service.