Burning odor evacuated 911 call center in Sunrise, police say

A strong odor in the 911 call center in the Sunrise Public Safety building prompted a brief evacuation, Wednesday, but firefighters found no smoke or flames, police aid.

“They’re investigating whether a sewage line backup might have created a type of smoke smell,” said Officer Justin Yarborough.

Only a portion of the building at 10440 W. Oakland Park Blvd. was evacuated about 8 a.m., he said.

“There were no actual signs of any kind of burning, no fire alarm went off,” he said. “It was just an [odor] employees were smelling.”

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