12:36 PM: Seattle Fire has a hazmat investigation under way at a residence in the 7900 block of 14th SW in Highland Park. It’s focused on a garage, and they were using robotic equipment to investigate. The on-scene crews declined comment so we don’t yet know what they’re investigating, but the residents of the adjacent house were allowed back in, and no one has been evacuated. We’ll update when we find out more.
1:59 PM: SFD told us it’s an SPD case. We subsequently inquired with SPD, which tweeted this:
Just after 10:30 am SPD & Seattle Fire responded to a possible overdose in the 7900 block of 14th Ave SW. A male in his early 40s was declared dead at the scene. An extraction lab was found at the site, but hazmat crews determined the scene is safe. Site cleanup is being arranged.
2:51 PM: Neighbors report other agencies have arrived at the scene – the King County Medical Examiner (which investigates deaths) and the state Ecology Department‘s spill responders.