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April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Firefighters respond to possible haz-mat incident at UW

The Seattle Fire Department’s hazardous-material team responded to reports of a possible hazmat incident this afternoon after a broken bottle of organic waste caused a strange odor in the Foege Building on the University of Washington campus. Fifteenth Avenue Northeast is closed between Northeast Boat Street and Northeast Pacific Street, UW posted on its website. Northeast Pacific Street is open…

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July 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Suspicious powder prompts quarantine of Seattle office workers

UPDATE AT 1:03 P.M.: Seattle Fire Department says the white powder was not hazardous. ORIGINAL POST: The Seattle Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials team is investigating an envelope containing a suspicious white powder that was sent to an office building at 1215 Fourth Ave. in downtown Seattle. Someone inside the office called 911 shortly after 11 a.m., said fire…

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