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Irvine office evacuated after white substance found

March 24, 2012

A hazardous materials team was dispatched to an Irvine office building Friday morning after a white substance was found in an envelope, authorities said.

The building at 15750 Alton Parkway was evacuated after the Orange County Fire Authority's hazmat team arrived at 10:05 a.m., according to police and fire authorities.

After several tests, the hazmat team declared the substance harmless at 12:03 p.m., and the evacuation was lifted, according to OCFA Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion.

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An investigation into from where the substance came and whether it was sent on purpose will be conducted, according to Lt. Julia Engen of the Irvine Police Department.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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