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KAILUA-KONA (Hawaii News Now) - Big Island firefighters
evacuated a portion of the Kailua-Kona Costco parking lot at about
noon Tuesday after gas spilled from a pickup truck parked in the
According to Hawaii County Fire Department Capt. J.
Yamamoto, a "copious amount" of gas filled the lot and one engine, an
ambulance and a Hazmat unit were called to the scene at 47-5600 Maiau
Costco provided material to help contain the
fuel spilling from the truck's ruptured tank while fire crews dismantled
the truck bed to reach the leak. After determining the leak could
not be plugged, the gas was siphoned into portable fuel
No one was injured and no fire started during the
Huntsville, AL-- A chemical burn is responsible for a fire
that evacuated the science building at Alabama A&M late
Monday. The call came in around 4:00 from the Robert A. Carter
Firefighters found the third
and fourth floors filled with smoke. The traced the fire to room
305 and used an extinguisher to put out the flames.
No one was hurt and everyone was evacuated from the
building. Once the situation was under control, students were
allowed back in the lobby due to the cold weather.
A Seattle Fire hazmat team is investigating a chemical
spill that occurred Monday evening at the University of
Three floors of the UW=92s Foege Science Building were
evacuated just before 6 p.m. Monday after a cabinet full of chemicals
was spilled, according to Seattle Fire spokeswoman Helen
One person came into contact with the chemicals but
was uninjured, Fitzpatrick said. Medics are evaluating the physical
The hazmat team gained access to the room where the
spill occurred at about 6:35 p.m., and Fitzpatrick said it could take up
to a half-hour for the team to make sure the scene has been stabilized
before the building is reopened.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Crews
were called in Monday morning to cleanup a hazardous situation at the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in
Crews at the site said
workers who were renovating the building found some kind of acid that
special response teams were called to collect.
No one has been injured at this time, officials
The main science building on the KU campus is
re-opened after a possible chemical spill.
were told to leave Malott Hall around 4:30p.m. Monday after someone
reported a chemical smell in a fifth floor lab.
people complained of headaches, one of which were treated at the scene,
and the other was treated and taken to a Lawrence
HazMat teams worked to make sure the building was
safe, as well as other buildings.
Jill Jess/University of
Kansas says, "I don't believe it's in any danger of being transferred to
any of the other buildings they are of course ensuring that's the case
if there is any danger, they will make sure those people are evacuated
Malott Hall reopened around 7:30p.m., but the
fifth-floor chemical remains closed while officials investigated the
source of the smell.
after 7:30 a.m. Monday, Fresno Firefighters arrived on the scene of a
hazardous material spill in southeast Fresno.
tanker car spilled close to 7,500 gallons of Magnesium Bisulfite onto
the ground at Florence Avenue near Cedar.
Chief Chuck Tobias said the tanker began to leak from one of its bottom
valves, and the cause of the leak is unknown.
Magnesium Bisulfite is used in agriculture as a