Tag Archives: powder

Hazardous Materials team called to investigate substance found in vacuum bag

  KomoNews     SEATTLE – A mystery substance in a vacuum sealed bag sparked a hazardous materials response and the evacuation of a bio lab building Thursday in the University District. The substance was later found to be non-hazardous brewer’s yeast. A hazmat team from the Seattle Fire Department initially responded to the scene, the Sound BioLab building near 47th Street ...

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Haz-Mat Response After Man Exposes Himself to Fentanyl

WKOW Hazmat and Law Enforcement respond to Fentanyl incident after male subject exposes himself to illegal substance.   TOWN OF MADISON (WKOW) — Police and fire personnel responded to an apartment in the town of Madison after a man opened a bag of fentanyl. The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team responded to the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue Monday afternoon ...

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Downtown Montgomery building evacuated due to unknown substance

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(Montgomery Advertiser) A Montgomery Fire/Rescue hazmat team was called to the Montgomery County Corrections office Monday morning after someone left a bag of a powdered substance in the building. Emergency personnel responded to Adams Avenue Monday morning on a call of a “suspicious white [powdery] substance,” according to a statement provide by MFR Lt. Jason Cupps. Montgomery police advised MFR ...

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HAZMAT investigates letter sent to Maine senators home


(Daily Caller) A hazmat team was reportedly sent to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s home in the state Monday after a suspicious letter was found. “Members of our Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. The Bangor Fire Department and a HAZMAT team from Orono, Maine, are assisting the investigation,” Bangor, Maine, police Sergeant Wade ...

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HAZMAT responds to suspicious substance at South Reno business


(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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Mysterious substance sickens residents in Idaho


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Two residents were sickened after coming in contact with an unknown substance they found beneath their sink.  One resident handed the unknown powder to the other where he “Opened it up, and stuck his face in it.” KTVB EMMETT — Two Emmett residents have been released from the hospital after exposure to a ...

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Chicago train service suspended after white powder found onboard


HMN-Operators discovered an unknown white powder on board a Chicago train this morning, prompting an evacuation. The Chicago Sun Times reports that HAZMAT was called to mitigate the situation. A “white powdery substance” spotted on a Red Line train resulted in trains skipping the Addison station in Wrigleyville for two-and-a-half hours Thursday morning. A train operator spotted something “unusual” on ...

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