50 residents evacuated in Texas during narcotics investigation

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KWTX KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen Police Department evacuated nearly 50 residents during a hazmat and narcotics investigation near Peebles Elementary School Saturday. According to investigators, the source of the odor was old fuel coming from a ruptured fuel tank. “Once they arrived they did detect a strong odor coming from a residence in that vicinity,” said spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez. ...

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Employees sickened at Wisconsin Walmart


CBS KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) — It was a scary situation at the Walmart in Salem after three workers had to be taken to the hospital. It happened Sunday morning at the location on Brumback Boulevard. The employees got sick after spending time in a cooler. A hazmat crew came in and evacuated the store while they checked it ...

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New Jersey water treatment plant has chlorine leak

Chlorine A pair of leaky chlorine containers were sealed and removed from a Fair Lawn water treatment plant Saturday after an employee discovered gas in the building, according to borough police Between 150 and 300 pounds of chlorine seeped out of the cylinders before the Fair Lawn Fire Department’s hazardous materials team capped and removed them, said police Sgt. Brian Metzler. The leaks were ...

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Suspected gas explosions across Massachusetts destroys multiple homes


HMN-Multiple suspected gas explosions level homes across Massachusetts. Investigators are still looking into the cause. (CNN) (CNN) — Multiple suspected gas explosions have set structures on fire across dozens of blocks and forced evacuations in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts State Police said Thursday. A middle school in North Andover and residents of a senior center in Andover have ...

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Cheshire Fire and Rescue responds to chemical spill


(   Homes are being evacuated after reports of a chemical spill in Ellesmere Port this morning. Eight fire crews are currently at the Vauxhall Motors site on North Road, part of which has been cordoned off for safety reasons. Emergency services are in attendance after receiving reports of a liquid spillage at the site. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service ...

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Crews called to San Diego business for Vermiculite and other chemicals


(10News) SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Chemicals and other items were seized during a raid carried out at a San Diego business Tuesday. DEA agents and other law enforcement officers converged on a business at 2020 Hancock Street in Mission Hills — next to the Spin nightclub — and spent hours removing items from the offices. A hazmat crew was also ...

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Truck carrying 10,000 batteries catches fire


(   Part of southbound I-275 is closed this morning after a semi-tractor trailer carrying 10,000 batteries caught fire Tuesday night, causing a hazmat situation. The closure is on the right shoulder of I-275 and 7 Mile, according to state police. The fire was cleared about an hour after officials arrived on the scene. The Livonia Fire Department deemed the fire a hazmat ...

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HAZMAT at Duxbury Rite Aid

rite aid Two workers were hospitalized following a hazmat situation Wednesday morning at a Rite Aid in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Fire crews received a call of the hazmat at 10:50 a.m., according to officials. At the scene, a Freon leak was discovered inside the store, according to Duxbury Fire Department Captain Reardon. The workers were taken to an area hospital after suffering ...

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Houston gas leaks cause many to be hospitalized

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(Abc 13) HOUSTON, Texas – Sixteen people, including 11 children and five adults, were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital after authorities responded to a natural gas release near school campuses in northwest Houston. Fifteen people from the KIPP NEXUS campus located at Watonga Boulevard near W. 43rd St. were affected. One child was transported from the St. Ambrose Catholic School ...

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Fire and Rescue Magazine Q3

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HMN-Check out this quarters issue of Fire & Rescue to see Hazmatnation editor Ryan Henry’s article about industrial furnace fires. Read the issue HERE Subscribe to Fire & Rescue HERE    

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