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Homes evacuated after HAZMAT incident in Myerstown, PA

Hazmat

  HMN-Homes have been evacuated after a HAZMAT incident in Myerstown, PA.  The incident involved a fire that produced a toxic orange smoke according to Abc27.   MYERSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Homes and businesses within a half-mile of a waste management plant in Lebanon County were evacuated Monday afternoon for a hazardous materials incident. Gary Verna, chief of the county’s ...

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Xylene vapors lead to HAZMAT situation at medical center

  HMN-WAVY reports that an off gassing container of Xylene at a medical center in Virginia lead to the treatment of 3 individuals. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Three Riverside Regional Medical Center employees were treated and released after a hazardous material situation at the hospital Thursday. Fire officials say they were called to the scene at 500 J. Clyde ...

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Whipped cream canister explodes, killing fitness model

Model

HMN-The Washington Post reports that in a freak accident, a whipped cream dispenser exploded, killing a French fitness model.  These dispensers typically use a Nitrous Oxide container under pressure inside of the dispenser. A popular fitness blogger and Instagram model in France died after a pressurized canister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest. Rebecca Burger’s ...

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Man passes out in McDonald’s bathroom; Hazmat called

HMN-A man in a North Carolina McDonald’s was found to be unconscious on Tuesday.  WSOC reports that upon investigation, the man had Heroin and Fentanyl on his person.  The restaurant was evacuated and authorities, including a HAZMAT team were called in.   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man was found Tuesday on the bathroom floor at the McDonald’s at Monroe Road ...

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Natural Gas explosion causes extensive damage to home

Gas explosion

HMN-Los Angeles firefighters battled flames for over an hour at a residential natural gas explosion Tuesday.  The explosion occurred after a contractor hit a gas line according to ABC 7.   WOODLAND HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Woodland Hills home was heavily damaged by fire and smoke after a natural-gas line explosion Tuesday night, Los Angeles fire officials said. ...

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5 injured after steam explosion in Baltimore

HMN-5 have been injured after a steam piping explosion in Baltimore, MD.  The Baltimore sun reports that the explosion happened during rush hour just before an Orioles game.   A steam pipe exploded on Eutaw Street between West Lombard and Pratt Streets Tuesday evening during rush hour and just before the Orioles game, a Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman said. Five ...

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97 pounds of Fentanyl seized in San Diego

Fentanyl

  HMN-Authorities have seized 97 pounds of Fentanyl in San Diego this week.  According to AP, this amount is enough to kill 14 Million people. Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 ...

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BHO lab discovered after fire

BHO

  HMN-The remains of a Honey Oil extraction lab were found after a motel room fire in California.  ABC7 reports that 2 suspects were hospitalized for burns after the fire, and even one dog was taken to a veterinary hospital after sustaining burns. SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) — Two suspects were hospitalized and a suspected “honey oil” marijuana extraction ...

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Lafayette, LA HAZMAT responds to overturned tanker

Tanker

  HMN-KATC reports that Scott Fire Department, as well as units from the Lafayette HAZMAT team, responded to an overturned tanker Sunday morning.  The tanker was carrying 45,000 pounds of Ethylene, and Diethylene Glycol.  The departments oversaw transfer operations before the trailer was up righted. A tanker carrying hazardous materials crashed into a ditch alongside St. Mary Street in Scott. ...

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