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February 17, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Hazmat spill reported at suspected drug lab in North Seattle

UPDATED, Wednesday, 6 a.m. |

Seattle police say they’re investigating a possible methamphetamine lab in a north Seattle residence.

Detective Drew Fowler says firefighters notified police Tuesday afternoon after they were called to the site for a medical call.

Firefighters suited up in protective gear and entered the residence, where they found a 30-year-old man unconscious. Fowler says the man was taken to a hospital with unspecified, non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers temporarily blocked a section of 15th Avenue Northeast as a precaution but reopened it shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said they would work with the Washington State Patrol crime lab and the Seattle Fire Department hazmat team to dispose of any dangerous materials.

Update at 9 p.m. | All lanes of 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 130th and Northeast 135th streets have reopened, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Update at 8:45 p.m. | Police are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab in a Pinehurst apartment.

Firefighters discovered the meth production site after they responded to to the 13300 block of 15th Avenue Northeast for a medical call, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives are leading the investigation.

Officers have blocked 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 130th and Northeast 135th streets while detectives investigate, the police department said.

Original post | Police and fire officials are responding to a hazardous-materials situation at a suspected drug lab in an apartment complex in Seattle’s Pinehurst neighborhood.

A hazardous spill or leak was reported around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 13300 block of 15th Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The Seattle Police Department is investigating the apartment as a possible drug lab.

King County Metro bus routes 73, 77, 347, 358 and 373 are being rerouted off of 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 125th and Northeast 145th streets, according to King County Metro Transit.

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