An accidental release of bear spray in Downtown Mission slowed traffic on First Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Mission Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Services were on scene at the Cottage Thrift Store where the incident occurred.
Apparently, a can of bear spray was included in a box of donations dropped off at the thrift store. When staff went through the box, the spray was accidentally released, filling a small section of the store.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, but some volunteers were coughing outside the store.
Firefighters are currently clearing the spray from the store.