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Crews called to San Diego business for Vermiculite and other chemicals

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(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

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(FreeP.com)   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

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NECN.com 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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HAZMAT responds to suspicious substance at South Reno business

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(RGJ.com)   A strange white crystalline substance found near a South Reno business Monday morning prompted a response from hazmat crews from three different local agencies, but proved to be non-hazardous silica salt. The Reno Fire Department was called to the business, located at 500 Damonte Ranch Parkway, at about 9:18 a.m. Monday morning, according to Battalion Chief Mark Bohach. Concerned ...

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Small amount of diesel in NJ Days Creek

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  Tap Into Chatham   CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Borough first responders and Morris County Hazmat personnel were called to deal with a small diesel fuel spill in Days Creek around noontime on Wednesday. According to Steve Williams, Chatham Borough Administrator, a “small amount of diesel fuel” was reported in Days Creek. An absorbent “boom” was placed in the creek ...

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North Carolina crews work gasoline spill

WSOCTv CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A tanker truck overturned early Wednesday afternoon on Mount Holly Road near Interstate 485 in west Charlotte, fire officials said, spilling gasoline across the roadway. Hazmat teams responded to the scene and said the tanker was carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline when it crashed. “It is affecting environmental areas such as storm drains and the ground itself. So right now, ...

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Strange powder call in El Cajon

(ABC) EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) – A hazmat team was called to an El Cajon home Tuesday after a man opened a letter that he said contained a strange powder. According to authorities, the incident happened in the 800 block of Alveda Avenue near Granite Hills Drive. Heartland Fire & Rescue Department officials said the man, identified as Christopher Donnelly, ...

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Truck full of Axe body spray catches fire near Austin

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(ABC) BELTON, Texas — A section of Interstate 35 in Texas was reduced to the consistency of gravel after a truck carrying Axe body spray exploded due to a fire igniting the highly flammable aerosol cans. An 18-wheeler was driving on I-35 through Belton, Texas, about 60 miles north of Austin, around 4 a.m. Friday when the driver saw a ...

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