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people were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties following a
chemical incident at a Lincolnshire factory.
30 firefighters were called to the premises on Sluice Road, Holbeach St
Marks, just before 2100 GMT on Saturday.
Specialist crews were also called to the scene and the area
A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said a
clean-up operation had been completed and the area made
It is thought the incident happened during the
cleaning of a food preparation area after disinfectant reacted with an
All westbound lanes of Rt. 50 near I-97 in Anne
Arundel County have been reopened after hazmat situation closed them for
several hours Sunday night.
A truck driver called 911 after he noticed a vapor
cloud coming from his truck around 6 p.m. Sunday. The driver has
been taken to Shock Trauma for treatment and hazmat crews are inspecting
the truck to determine if the cloud is from a chemical leak or
A spokesperson from the Anne Arundel County Fire
Department says the truck was carrying Isopathalol Chloride, a chemical
found in fiberglass.
Eastbound Route 50 was also closed for about an hour
but reopened around 7:30 p.m and the westbound laned reopened around 10
WOODLAND HILLS ( KTLA) -- An explosion and fire Sunday
night has led police to what could be a home marijuana growing
The explosion and fire was first reported at 8:20 p.m.
in the 6100 block of Fallbrook Avenue.
firefighters say the single story home was well-involved in flames and
They were able knock-down the fire in under ten
Inside the home, fire investigators say they
discovered what has been called "a major drug growing operation." Fire
investigators say any official entering the home should wear a hazmat
Police and fire investigators are looking into an early morning fire in
West Tulsa. It happened on West 44-th Street near
23-rd West Avenue just before 6 this morning.
to investigators the fire started in the back of the house. That's
where they found a meth lab and called in the hazmat team. It
appears that no one was in the home at the time.
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A portion of the State Chemical
Examiner=92s Laboratory on the Public Health Laboratory campus near
General Hospital here was gutted in a mysterious fire on Friday,
destroying samples of evidence of several cases stored
The room in which the
material objects (MOs) - that are the evidence samples on which chemical
examination is conducted - were kept was the one that caught fire. The
cause of the fire has not been ascertained.
According to sources, the fire was spotted
around 6 am by the nightwatchman who was on duty at room number 211 in
the basement of the laboratory building. Immediately, the Fire and
Rescue Services personnel were alerted and they rushed to the scene. The
fire was brought under control within one hour.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. --
Crews were finally able to reopen all southbound lanes on I-95 in
Volusia County, Saturday evening after a semi truck fire caused some
major backup around 2:00 a.m.
rescue and highway crews were able to partially reopen the roadway
around 2 p.m. Saturday.
say the truck crashed near LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach and burst
into flames, shutting down the southbound lanes of the interstate. The
crash caused miles of backups.
crews were called to the scene because the truck was carrying some type
of chemical lubricant.
Bellmore family on Elbert Avenue was just trying to stay warm in their
own home when their heating tank broke Saturday afternoon, drenching
their basement in about 100 gallons of oil, according to North
Bellmore Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Collins.
was old," said Collins.
"We stopped the leak, and we are maintaining the
situation," he added.
Nassau County Hazmat was also called to the scene a
little before 3 p.m. They helped clean up the pool of home heating fuel,
but a private contractor was called to finish the job, said
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A fuel tanker caught on fire, and it was
dangerously close to a church and a house. The crash occurred on Highway
31 right next to a home, a church, and several commercial
Authorities say the tanker collided with an SUV around
2:30 AM. The tanker then flipped over and caught fire. Three
people inside the SUV, and the driver of the tanker, were all able to
get out alive, but two were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital and two were
transported to Maury Regional. The extent of their injuries is
unknown. Upon reaching the scene and considering their options,
firefighters decided to contain the blaze while letting it burn itself
out. That process took about five hours, and hazmat crews on the
scene now say the area is safe. It was certainly a scary moment
for the residents of a nearby home.
FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- A
hazardous material scare Friday forced people from their homes in
Fairfield, officials said.
Firefighters said bottled chemicals were found in a
foreclosed home after a contractor came to change the locks Thursday.
The house is vacant, firefighters said.
Solano County hazmat officials said they are testing
the chemicals to find out if they pose a serious threat to surrounding
homes. Five homes were evacuated as a precaution, officials
Police said they are still
tracking down the homeowners.
people were injured in a chemical spill at a dairy in Somerset on
Devon and Somerset fire crews were called to the
Robert Wiseman plant in North Petherton after reports that a pipe was
Paramedics treated one person for leg injuries and
another for facial injuries at the scene.
spokesman for the dairy said an internal investigation into the incident
was under way.
Communications director Graeme Jack said the workers
had come into "unintentional contact with a fluid used to clean
Firefighters using breathing apparatus and specialist
gas-tight chemical suits have tackled a cyanide leak in north
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said about
200 litres of potassium cyanide leaked into an overflow tank at Tyco
Electronics at East The Water, near Bideford.
was contained within the factory and no-one was
The chemical is normally stored on site to strip
One of the injured in a chemical fire at old town that
broke out on December 7 succumbed to his injuries Friday evening at the
burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
deceased was identified as Mohammad Sujan Ali, 30, a tenant of the
Doctors declared him dead around 6:30 in the
Doctors also said 42 percent of his body got burnt in
the deadly fire.
The fire broke out while refilling cigarette lighters
at a building storing liquid petroleum gas and lighter refill canisters
on Nazimuddin Road.
Sujan=92s relative Ripon, 28=97also got injured in the
fire and he is still undergoing treatment at the burn unit of the same
Ripon had burns over 28 percent of his bodies,
hospital sources said.
Earlier on October 6, at least 10 workers were burnt
to death at a chemical factory in the capital's Dakkhin (South)
Jatrabari. Four others, including three women, were severely
On August 22, two persons died in a fire at a chemical
warehouse in Lalbagh.
On June 3, 122 people, mostly women and children, died
and scores were hurt in a deadly blaze, which originated from a chemical
store in the densely populated Nimtoli in Old Dhaka.
SOMERSWORTH =97 Four local men were recently taken
into custody on felony-level charges after they set off a homemade
chemical bomb in the Colonial Village Mobile Home Park.
Smith, 20, of 423 Main St.; John Rawson Jr., 18, of 151 Indigo Hill Rd,
Apt. 30; Michael Penney, 17, of Somersworth; and Daniel Kelsall, 20, of
424 Rollins Rd in Rollinsford, were each charged on Nov. 19 with
throwing or placing explosives, a Class A felony.
Somersworth Police Capt. Russ Timmons said the men allegedly
made and detonated a chemical bomb made out of an empty a two-liter soda
bottle, aluminum foil and undisclosed chemicals in the park, located off
Route 108, at about 11 p.m. on Nov. 19.
was injured when the bomb burst, and no "significant damage" was done to
nearby mobile homes, although police were alerted of the incident
because an individual near the explosion site reported something that
sounded like "gunshots," said Timmons.
(KOLD) - A hazmat situation is under control at a dentist's office in
Tucson Fire says it was called out to the office on
South Sixth Avenue Friday afternoon to help South Tucson
authorities after a bottle spilled on the floor
containing Buckley's Formo Cresol -- a pain reliever used in
root canals. It's harmful to the skin when applied in large
Two employees were taken to the hospital to get
checked out, but nobody else was hurt.
Portions of Highway 80 in Odessa have been reopened after a HAZMAT
Odessa Police and Odessa Fire crews blocked off
Highway 80 from Reed Road to Loop 338 after a Union Pacific
railroad tank car started leaking a chemical called Xylene at
the train depot on Friday afternoon.
Union Pacific officials are
waiting to offload the chemical to another tanker car.
A hazardous materials team
was dispatched Friday morning to a home in the Broadlands neighborhood
in Broomfield, after an occupant reported feeling ill after being
exposed to an unknown substance.
Rescue personnel from North
Metro Fire Rescue District at 10:28 a.m. responded to a call from 14352
Mission Way. A woman at the home reported she felt sick after coming in
contact with an unidentified liquid found inside of and on the surface
of a package delivered to her home earlier this week, said North Metro
spokesperson Wendy Forbes.
A man and woman were in the home when fire personnel
arrived and were quickly evacuated. The couple was transported to
Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, where they were still
receiving treatment shortly before 3 p.m., according to hospital
The couple operate a used clothing business, Boutique
4 Less, out of the home and often have clothing delivered there, Forbes
said. The woman became ill after reported opening a package containing a
dress that was delivered earlier this week, Forbes said. The woman
experienced unspecified symptoms that lead her to call emergency
The hazmat team recovered the dress and packaging in
which it was delivered and is testing a liquid found on both items,
North Metro has already been in contact with FedEx
about the package, Forbes said. "They (FedEx) indicated that particular
package was one possibly exposed to transmission fluid," Forbes said.
"But we will not be able to verify if that was the liquid until the
testing is completed."
North Metro's hazmat team ventilated the home and
tested for air contamination using gas monitors. The home has been
cleared for the residents' return when they are released from the
hospital, Forbes said. Two dogs, also initially evacuated from the home
when rescuers arrived, have been returned to the back yard, where a
neighbor is keeping an eye on them, Forbes said.