11 Boston FFs hospitalized after Level 3 Hazmat response
Boston EMS said the 11 firefighters and one resident were taken to area hospitals as a precaution
By Jonathan Ng
BOSTON — Twelve people, 11 of them Boston firefighters, were taken to local hospitals Friday afternoon when noxious fumes from cleaning supplies triggered a Level 3 Hazmat situation at a five-story rooming house in the South End.
Boston firefighters were called to 1740 Washington St. at about 12:15 p.m. Friday, the department said in a tweet. The building was evacuated after firefighters investigating the hazardous-materials report determined the cause of the odor was from a mixture of bleach and Murphy’s Oil Soap on the third floor, fire officials said.
Companies are making up there were 11 Firefighters and 1 resident taken to the hospital for evaluation pic.twitter.com/FG6QCZjqPK— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) July 19, 2019
Boston fire Deputy Chief Robert Calobrisi told reporters the building was ventilated until there were no readings from the monitoring devices. Boston EMS said the 11 firefighters and one resident were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.
Deputy Chief Robert Calobrisi briefs the media on the level 3 Hazmat at 1740 Washington St. The cause of the odor was from a mixture of cleaning supplies. The building was ventilated and there were zero readings on the meters. pic.twitter.com/gxUmIP92jC— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) July 19, 2019
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