Hazardous Materials Response

Loop Fire Prompts HazMat ResponseConstruction workers caused a small street fire in the Loop, drawing a hazardous materials response Thursday night, fire officials said.
Auto Repair Shop Gutted By Extra-Alarm FireThe fire started around 3 a.m. at a business in the 2700 block of West Irving Park Road, and extra crews were quickly called in, as intense flames were shooting through the roof shortly after the first crews arrived.
Suspicious Package At West Loop Mariano's Deemed SafeA Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Section were called to the Mariano’s at 40 S. Halsted St. shortly before 9 a.m.
Two IIT Buildings Evacuated For Acid SpillTwo buildings on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology was evacuated Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to an acid spill.
3 Teachers Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Blast At SchoolFire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.
Letter With White Powder Found At Grundy County CourthouseFive people have been taken to the hospital as a precaution after opening a letter containing an unknown white power at the courthouse in Grundy County.
Mailing With White Powder At Daley Plaza Proves HarmlessThe suspicious substance at an envelope sent to the Daley Center courthouse and office building downtown turned out to be powdered drywall.
Shaft Explosion Sends Debris Flying In South HollandHazardous materials crews were sent out this morning after a reported explosion in a shaft in the ground.
30 Sick From Chemical Fumes At Blue Island SchoolTwenty-seven people were taken to hospitals Thursday afternoon after they got sick when chemical fumes spread through a south suburban middle school.
Jackknifed Trucks Prompt Hazmat In RomeovilleTwo jackknifed trucks in far southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close a major road and call a hazardous materials response this morning.
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