Fort Worth firm cleans up apartment of Ebola patient

DALLAS (AP) — A cleanup crew with yellow protective hazardous-materials suits has entered a Dallas apartment where a man infected with Ebola stayed before being hospitalized.

Members of the Cleaning Guys of Fort Worth pulled into the complex Friday with a 36-foot trailer hauling safety equipment, respirators and decontamination materials.

Dallas County Fire Marshal Robert De Los Santos says the crew will collect soiled linens, a mattress and the suitcase and personal items belonging to Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

He says they will be placed in industrial barrels then taken to a storage facility. They will then be hauled for disposal once authorities receive the proper permit to transport hazardous materials.

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The family of four that lives in the apartment is quarantined and will remain there as the decontamination is done.