Update: Hazmat response in Arbor Heights over

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Fire units are just arriving now so we don’t have details but we do know some roads are being blocked — so avoid the area around the 9900 block of 33rd SW in Arbor Heights for now. Stand by for details. They’re also calling for a medic unit. 11:16 AM UPDATE: The incident commander at the scene tells us that a “gallon of suspicious liquid” has been found but they’re not sure what it is. The medic unit is standing by just as a precaution. But roads remain closed for a few blocks around. 11:35 AM UPDATE: The container of liquid is just sitting out on the sidewalk in front of a house while fire crews decide how to handle it. Adding a photo from about as close as media’s allowed:

11:43 AM UPDATE: Just got the word, it’s NOT a hazardous material, so this is all about to clear out. Dana Vander Houwen with Seattle Fire Department tells us the original call was from someone who called 911 because they found the gallon container and it was “making their eyes water” – so in order to take no chances, they sent out hazmat. The roads should be reopening momentarily too. Co-publisher Patrick was told at the scene, the liquid turned out to be windshield-washer fluid and motor oil. ADDED 12:33 PM: The pic’s somewhat fuzzy but that blue stuff you see one firefighter bending over is the container that caused the scare:

3 Replies to "Update: Hazmat response in Arbor Heights over"

  • Traci June 2, 2009 (11:27 am)


  • beef June 2, 2009 (1:50 pm)

    it was probably from someone who left their motor oil out to be picked up by the garbage/recycling people. well at least the hazmat crews gt out on a nice sunny day.

  • WSB June 2, 2009 (1:59 pm)

    nice sunny day but co-publisher Patrick observed they seemed to be understandably eager to get back out of those tons of gear once the non-threat was confirmed … !

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