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Brownsville Authorities Continue Investigation into Chemical Spill

HMN- According to KRGV.com the chemical spill is sodium hydrosulfide at a local warehouse.   BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville Fire Marshals are currently investigating a chemical spill at a local warehouse. The spill happened Tuesday at Quick Transit Corp. The owner of the business said it was an unfortunate accident. The man said he was moving containers in the warehouse when he started noticing ...

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Tech Talk: Flaring Propane 101

Tech Talk: “Flaring Propane 101” Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. This training topic is from Firefighter Ronald D. Huffman, Senior Instructor/Owner of Responder Training, Inc. Flaring or the burning of propane through a flare stack is done for multiple reasons. When the propane industry needs to service a tank ...

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16 firefighters transported in lithium fire

Update from firefighterclosecalls.com: “Extinguishers were needed from fire departments across southern Maine after a container holding 60 pounds of lithium caught fire in Biddeford. It happened at a Soleras Advanced Coating building on Landry Street. Minimal damage was done to the the building itself, but the lithium inside burned for hours, causing toxic conditions for firefighters. About 16 of them ...

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Buffalo HAZMAT team responds to Lackawanna, NY industrial park fire

  HMN-Firefighters and HAZMAT teams are on site at an industrial park fire in Lackawanna, NY.  The fire has prompted some residents to shelter in place, and some school evacuations. WKBW provided details of the scene. LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) – A massive fire is burning at Industrial Steelworks Park in Lackawanna. Crews from Hamburg and Buffalo are responding. Thick, black smoke ...

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