Saturday, March 17, 2012

Arlington hazmat incident

Around 11 AM this morning a dog owner who was out for a walk along a trail near Boulevard Road and Lafayette Street and discovered a white powder type substance for roughly 1/4 mile length. The spots were marked off with traffic cones and the Chief of the department ordered the Tier 1 response bringing the DFS hazardous materials response truck to the scene. After taking samples a test was conducted and it was determined the item in question was indeed a bleached flour left by a running club at some point during the night. No injuries were reported and evacuations of the residential neighborhood were not ordered as there was no credible threat made.

DFS members awaiting test results with police officer standing by

Engine 1 staged nearby

DFS member taking readings & collecting sample

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