LINCOLNVILLE BEACH — The post office at Lincolnville Beach was closed for a few hours Saturday morning as a hazardous material team inspected the building after an employee fell ill while sorting mail.

The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. The employee reported feeling ill and a Northeast Ambulance was called to respond.

As a precaution, a hazardous material team from the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency responded and was inside the building shortly before with sensors to determine if there was a hazardous material caused the employee’s illness.

Lincolnville Fire Chief Don Fullington said this was done as a precaution and the employee was feeling better. Shortly after 10 a.m., the Post Office was re-opened.

Fullington said that the odor could have come from perfume or potpourri in a package but that is not certain.

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