Eight people were released from Hoag Hospital facilities after a strong, unidentified odor made them ill in a Newport Beach office building, authorities said Wednesday.
Their symptoms were serious enough that they were transported to facilities in Newport Beach and Irvine, Schulz said.
Hospital officials said the patients were treated and released, but could not add any other details.
About 5 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to 180 Newport Center Drive, a two-story building near Fashion Island.
When firefighters and police arrived, they saw people with their eyes and mouths covered leaving the structure and its underground parking area, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz.