UPDATE: Hazmat response at Arrowhead Gardens

2:58 PM: For the second time in less than four months, SFD hazardous-materials responders are at Arrowhead Gardens in southeast West Seattle because of a report of sprinkled “powder,” this time on “front steps” somewhere in the senior-living complex. Last time in December, powder was reported in a hallway, and it was found to be a non-hazardous substance. Updates to come.

3:22 PM: Firefighters on scene just told dispatch they’re now ready to go into a third-floor area where this “orange powder” was reported.

4:10 PM: The incident commander has just told dispatch that what they found was a “non-threatening product.”

9:07 PM: So what WAS it? SFD tells us they couldn’t figure that out: “Our Hazmat crews performed a series of tests and determined the substance was not hazardous, but were unable to identify what it was. The scene transferred back to building management for them to clean up. No injuries were reported.”

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Hazmat response at Arrowhead Gardens"

  • CarDriver March 30, 2024 (4:32 pm)

    WSB. Curious if the powder was a deliberate prank or a food item accidently spilled by a resident/visitor.

    • WSB March 30, 2024 (5:45 pm)

      No idea. I have a followup question out but that information may not be available.

  • Sunny.206 March 31, 2024 (9:09 am)

    Sounds like some leftover powder from the Marymore Park event last weekend?

  • JOHN D WALLING April 10, 2024 (3:23 am)

    Here is a photo of the fire department preparing for decontamination at Arrowhead Gardens on 3/30/2024.

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