Dallas Fire Dept. assists Ebola apartment cleaning

A fleet of vehicles from the fire department and other agencies arrived shortly before noon Friday


By Nomaan Merchant and Emily Schmall
The Associated Press

DALLAS — A hazardous materials crew has arrived at the Dallas apartment where the U.S. Ebola patient stayed to collect bed sheets and towels used by the infected man before he was hospitalized.

A fleet of vehicles from the fire department and other agencies arrived shortly before noon Friday.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the decontamination will take about three hours. The family living there is quarantined and will remain in the apartment during the cleaning.

Items taken from both the apartment and from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Thomas Duncan is being treated, will be placed in secure containers and taken away for disposal.

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