UPDATE (August 27 11:02 a.m.):
Baltimore County Fire Department officials have determined that the incident was caused by the misuse of household cleaners that caused an irritating odor and non-life threatening symptoms.
Baltimore County Fire Department units have begun to clear the scene and residents are being allowed back into the building.
Approximately 19 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to the incident.
Original release (August 27 10:07 a.m.):
The Baltimore County Fire Department is on the scene at a Cockeysville apartment building investigating a strange odor.
Units responded to an apartment building in the Unit Block of Snowdrift Court 21030 just before 7:30 a.m. this morning after someone smelled a strange odor in a hallway.
Approximately 15 people have been evacuated from the building and evaluated by medical personnel. No one has been transported to the hospital.
The Baltimore County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team is at the scene as fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the odor.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.