Tag Archives: breaking news

HazMat at the Zoo in DC

According to UPI: WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) — Hazmat crews responded to the National Zoo on Thursday after a worker caused a chemical explosion, though no injuries were reported. The incident happened around 11 a.m. when a worker in a utility building in the American Trail section of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., said he smelled chlorine. The worker ...

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El Paso makes Level A HazMat entry for Ammonia leak

According to ABC7: EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department confirmed an ammonia leak at Reddy Ice Company evacuated dozens of employees of a nearby baking company late Tuesday night. There were no employees inside Reddy Ice, located at 1621 Texas Avenue. Employees of Flowers Baking Company of El Paso, located at 301 S. Dallas Street, were in ...

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Burn-off at Torrance Refinery causes concern

Video: HazMatNation.com   According to NBCLA: A major boulevard in Torrance was closed after a “flaring event” at the ExxonMobil Refinery was producing a large amount of heat, police said. Torrance police shut down Del Amo Boulevard between Maple Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard after a large flare, which looked like a fire burning from afar, was producing excessive heat at ...

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Philly takes care of Nitrogen leak

The Media loves to call an SCBA ‘Oxygen tanks’, what if they called them Nitrogen tanks? Philly handles N2 Leak. News from ABC6 reported HazMat response to gas leak: PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) — Hazmat crews rushed to a Philadelphia business in the Port Richmond section after the report of a gas leak. Upon arrival crews determined it was a leak ...

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Bakery Explosion in Boston – Oven Suspected

WCVB Channel 5 Boston

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PHX firefighters OK despite media reports

HMN – Phoenix HazMat responded today to an interesting HazMat ordered by a local judge.  Apparently the business owner was non-compliant in removal of hazardous materials and local news reported Phoenix Fire HazMat was involved in the court ordered clean-up.  It was errantly reported that two firefighters were medically ‘treated’.  The news source later retracted the story upon discovering the firefighters ...

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HazMat team in Level A deploys to roof via Tower – Photos

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High Profile WPL (White Powder Letter), and you are on shift

HMN – News broke today that a ‘suspicious substance’ was a concern at place where a Presidential candidate has a headquarters. The thing about WPL’s is they can happen anywhere but tend to follow the newsmakers. WPL next to the coffee stand at the local cafe may get less attention than when government buildings and high-ranking officials are involved. Despite ...

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Video: Explosion, Fireball Rocks Crocker Park

According to WKYC: Fire crews and news crews are en route and already on scene in Westlake at Crocker Park after a propane tank exploded shortly before 11 a.m. (Read More)   Video: StoryFeed Video of explosion at Crocker Park as seen from Aligned Health Center parking lot pic.twitter.com/eC6MMPZ5BP — AlignedHealthCenter (@AlignedWestlake) March 10, 2016

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Explosion levels buildings in North Seattle – Video

9 firefighters hurt in early morning explosion at Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood According to Levi Pulkkinen of SEATTLEPI.COM An explosion leveled much of a commercial block and injured nine firefighters in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Two commercial buildings were heavily damaged after an apparent natural gas explosion south of the intersection of Greenwood Avenue North and 85th Avenue North. Eight ...

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