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January 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Hazmat response closes part of Seattle’s Westlake Avenue

UPDATE 5:25 P.M.| Seattle Fire found that the liquid inside the two gray 55-gallon barrels is non-hazardous. Around 4:30 p.m. a  hazmat team approached the barrels with the highest level of security, according to Deputy Chief James Woodbury. “We always take these things seriously,” Woodbury said. “The hand-painted “danger” sign, especially piques your interest.” At 5:20 p.m., traffic…

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Comments | Topics: hazmat team, Seattle Fire Depart, Westlake Avenue North

February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Murray's Seattle office gets letter with suspicious substance

A suspicious letter sent to the downtown Seattle office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) may be related to at least four suspicious letters reportedly sent to other congressional offices this week. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a letter containing an unknown, suspicious substance on the 29th floor of the Henry M….

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