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FBI now investigating hazardous material found at Lawton apartment.

FBI HAZMAT

(KFOR)   LAWTON, Okla. – A hazmat situation in Lawton now has some neighbors on edge. “As of right now we are treating this with an abundance of caution,” said Andrea Anderson, FBI Oklahoma City division. According to KSWO, the situation started early Wednesday morning, when Lawton police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near 67th and Gore. ...

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Asphalt residue leads to tank fire during hot work

tank fire

HMN-Monroe, Louisiana responders suppressed flames on a storage tank after a cutting torch incident lead to an asphalt residue fire. (KNOE) MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A storage tank caught fire in Monroe Friday afternoon, sending a billowing pillar of smoke into the air. It happened behind the DOTD building on Desiard Street around one o’clock. Monroe fire officials say someone ...

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Meet the K9 behind the largest fentanyl seizure in U.S history

Insider.com   Yesterday the largest Fentanyl seizure reported at a U.S port of entry in history. Meet the K9 behind the seizure, and the story of exactly how it was done. US Customs and Border Protection agents made a record-breaking seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona on Saturday. A drug-sniffing dog led agents to ...

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5 being evaluated after possible hazardous exposure in Washington

Hazmat

(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 ...

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Shelter in place lifted after oil tank explosion

Tank explosion

  (Click 2 Houston)   An oil tank explosion sent a plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County on Tuesday. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta. Liberty County officials said a large fire was burning, and several fire departments were called to the scene. Video from SKY2 showed that firefighters had ...

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Liquid O2 line rupture shuts down California ER

Oxygen

  (CBS) MARINA DEL REY (CBSLA) – A damaged pipe caused a liquid oxygen spill which forced the closure of the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Monday morning. Hazmat crews responded to the spill at around 8:30 a.m. at the hospital located at 4650 Lincoln Blvd., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A pipe from a ...

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Law Enforcement Officer Self Administers Narcan; Haz-Mat Response

WSPA 7   WILLIAMSTON, SC (WSPA) – A Williamston Police officer was taken to the hospital after giving himself Narcan after falling ill taking a suspect to jail. According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, two officers had gone to a residence to serve an arrest warrant for operating a drug house. One officer was transporting the suspect when he became ill ...

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One hurt after possible “Honey Oil” explosion in Redondo Beach

BHO

HMN-One hurt in suspected Honey Oil explosion in Redondo Beach. (Daily Breeze) Officials launched a criminal investigation into a Redondo Beach fire that sent one burn victim to a hospital on Monday, Jan. 21. Crews responded at about 2:40 p.m. to a report of a residential fire at 714 S. Pacific Coast Highway, near Knob Hill Avenue, said  Redondo Beach ...

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Firefighters brave unknown air quality conditions to save dogs from well

Confined space

  HMN-Confined space rescues can prove to be tricky due to many different variables.  What kind of air moving capabilities does your team have ready to deploy? (Times Leader) FORTY FORT — Dawn Miklich remained a little shaken but thankful Friday morning about 12 hours after her two dogs, Mellie and Malarky, were saved from an abandoned well that collapsed ...

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Medical call turns into minor hazmat run

hazmat medical

(TriState Homepage) Wednesday morning, the Owensboro Fire Department said a medical call turned into a minor residential hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incident. A mixture of various household drain cleaning solutions created a potentially dangerous environment, the department said. Three people were sent to the emergency room as a precaution. The neighborhood was never in danger, the department said. Check out “Firefighter Rescue ...

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