BREAKING: Mass evacuation at military base as 14 hospitalised by ‘hazardous material’

The “unknown irritant” forced the evacuation at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.

Medical experts sent 14 of the 24 people exposed to the substance to hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman confirmed four of the 14 exposed to the dangerous substance are in A&E at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Centre in Washington.

A HAZMAT – which means hazardous material – alert has been raised at the military base and emergency services are at the scene.