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Paint on Heating Unit Cause of Suspicious Odor 

The Howard Johnson’s Inn in Bangor is back open after an incident Thursday night.The motel on the Odlin Road was evacuated around 9 p.m., after a suspicious odor made several people sick.Six people, including four firefighters, were taken to the hospital.They’ve all since been released.The odor was apparently coming from the first and second floors.Haz-Mat and decontamination teams were sent in to investigate.They cleared the scene and let folks back into the building early Friday morning.The Department of Environmental Protection says it appears a maintenance worker applied paint to a heating unit Thursday, and that could be what caused the odor.