Hazardous Materials Response

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Loop Fire Prompts HazMat Response

Construction workers caused a small street fire in the Loop, drawing a hazardous materials response Thursday night, fire officials said.

22 hours ago

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an auto repair shop in Irving Park. (Credit: CBS)

Auto Repair Shop Gutted By Extra-Alarm Fire

The 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.


Fire Department hazardous materials teams and the Police Bomb and Arson Section responded to calls of a suspicious package at the Mariano's at 40 S. Halsted St. on Sept. 19, 2013. Crews determined the bag was not dangerous. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Suspicious Package At West Loop Mariano’s Deemed Safe

A 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.


The engineering building at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a neighboring campus building were evacuated on May 8, 2012, due to an acid spill. (Credit: CBS)

Two IIT Buildings Evacuated For Acid Spill

Two buildings on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology was evacuated Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to an acid spill.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

School Hazmat

3 Teachers Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Blast At School

Fire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012


Letter With White Powder Found At Grundy County Courthouse

Five 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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/21/2011

Daley Plaza

Mailing With White Powder At Daley Plaza Proves Harmless

The suspicious substance at an envelope sent to the Daley Center courthouse and office building downtown turned out to be powdered drywall.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

South Holland Hazmat

Shaft Explosion Sends Debris Flying In South Holland

Hazardous materials crews were sent out this morning after a reported explosion in a shaft in the ground.


27 Sick From Chemical Fumes At Paul Revere Intermediate School In Blue Island

30 Sick From Chemical Fumes At Blue Island School

Twenty-seven people were taken to hospitals Thursday afternoon after they got sick when chemical fumes spread through a south suburban middle school.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Road Closed

Jackknifed Trucks Prompt Hazmat In Romeoville

Two jackknifed trucks in far southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close a major road and call a hazardous materials response this morning.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011