5 being evaluated after possible hazardous exposure in Washington


(Komo News)

TUKWILA, Wash. – Five people are being evaluated after they were exposed to a possible hazardous chemical at a Tukwila business, emergency officials said.

A hazmat team and several ambulances responded to the scene, a business in the 1100 block of Industry Drive in Tukwila, at about 1:20 p.m. after receiving a report of two people being exposed to a possible harmful chemical.

Reports said the two were complaining of irritation and breathing issues, said Chief Jay Wittwer of the Tukwila Fire Department.

The hazmat team quickly determined that a product inside the business was causing the victims’ symptoms.

The two affected victims were removed and evaluated. Three firefighters on the hazmat team also were being evaluated after they were exposed.

Wittwer said it still isn’t clear which product is causing the problem.


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