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Haz-Mat Day in Boone: Two Incidents Under Investigation PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:45

Hazardous chemical situations are being dealt with this afternoon in two locations in Boone—and what lead to each is being investigated.  Boone Fire is trying to clean up what appears to be some sort of fuel spill into a creek running parallel to King Street behind Toyota of Boone, passing under the street at Chestnut Street.

The fire department is putting absorbent into the creek to try to soak up the liquid, which appears red in color and smells of kerosene.  There have been reports called into the fire department with information about where the substance may have come from. 
The other situation also involved Boone Fire and now investigators from the Watauga Sheriff’s Department and SBI.  At the county landfill, refuse was being scooped into a trailer at a transfer building when it popped into flames, causing the fire department to respond to that blaze.  It was quickly extinguished, but a hazardous materials team in Spartanburg has been called to evaluate as the substances are apparently refuse from a meth lab. 
Both incidents are active investigations at this point.


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