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Sacramento Fire responds to HAZMAT at high school

(ABC) Emergency personnel are at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento responding to a hazmat situation Thursday. Around 10 a.m., authorities received a call regarding an odor at St. Francis High School. After arriving, firefighters declared the situation a major casualty incident due to the number of potential patients. A total of five ambulances are at the scene. 10 ...

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HAZMAT team shuts down polling place

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(Boston Herald) A suspicious white powder found amid a stack of absentee ballots temporarily closed a Boston polling place yesterday, officials say. As thousands of voters flocked to 735 Shawmut Ave. to cast their ballots, Stephanie Thomas, a clerk, saw the white substance amid the ballots. “As we were going through absentee ballots, I observed a lot of white substances,” ...

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Hazmat called after worker falls at post office

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(ABC 7) A report of hazardous materials has been secured after a worker was injured in a fall Friday afternoon at the Old Chicago Main Post Office in the Loop. The Chicago Fire Department got the HazMat call about 1 p.m. for the building, located at 433 W. Van Buren, according to department spokesman Larry Merritt. A worker fell about ...

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Iowa firefighters prepare for HAZMAT situations

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(KWWL) DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Like much of Iowa, railways are important to the Dubuque’s economy, but what if those railways also posed a potential danger. Firefighters trained Thursday for a scenario they never hope to face. “The idea is to respond to hazardous material instance that may happen on or off the water,” said Dubuque Assistant Fire Chief Greg ...

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Small fire leads to hazmat situation at water treatment facility

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(CBS) MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Firefighters and a Hazmat team were called to a scary situation at the Penn American Water treatment plant on Monday afternoon. Fast-acting employees deserve the credit for containing the small fire that broke out around 2:15 p.m. at the plant on Becks Run Road in Mount Oliver. Baldwin Borough and Mount Oliver Fire Departments both ...

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5 assessed after Virginia church incident

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(WJLA) Five people were assessed, including two who were transported, after a hazmat incident Monday morning at Kaiser Permanente in Falls Church. The Arlington County Fire Department responded to the incident in the 200 block of North Washington Street in the city of Falls Church around 10:30 a.m. Officials said odor due to adhesive being used on the roof entered ...

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Crews investigate leak from semi on I-70

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    (WHIO) BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Authorities are continuing their work to identify what chemicals are leaking from more than 100 containers aboard the trailer of a semitrailer now parked on the right shoulder of I-70 East, just east of I-75, in Butler Twp.   Brian Roweh, who said he was driving the big rig from ...

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HAZMAT situation shuts down highway 61 in Missouri

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(FOX) PIKE COUNTY, Mo. – The Eolia Community Fire Protection District reports a major hazmat situation on Highway 61. A tractor trailer carrying hazardous material overturned in the northbound lanes and they want to advise motorists to avoid the area. The highway is shut down north of Troy, Mo., between Eolia, Mo. and Bowling Green, Mo. There are no reports of ...

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HAZMAT on scene after Rowlett structure fire

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NBC There was heavy smoke in the sky as firefighters battled a business fire in Rowlett Sunday afternoon. The call came into the fire department at 4:50 p.m. Sunday as a building in an industrial area on Grisham Drive burned. The fire department said the fire started at Gleco Plating. No one was hurt, but hazmat crews will be on ...

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Hazmat situation on Brooklyn subway

  CBS NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency crews were called to a hazmat situation on the subway late Saturday night in Brooklyn. Police said passengers were exposed to a noxious substance on board a 2 train near the Beverly Road station on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush. Sources told CBS2 two people were fighting when one discharged pepper spray. Police ...

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