2 Boston FFs decontaminated after concerned resident brings unknown chemical to firehouse
Firefighters were investigating a Level 3 hazmat incident after the resident said they were delivered a package containing the chemical
BOSTON — A Boston man was delivered a package late Monday with an unknown chemical inside, causing a Level 3 hazmat incident and the decontamination of residents as well as firefighters, news outlets reported.
A resident brought the unknown chemical to the Boston firehouse at 945 Canterbury St. in Roslindale. Fire crews were investigating the hazmat incident around 9:30 p.m., the Boston Fire Department wrote in a tweet.
Companies continue to investigate an unknown chemical at the Level 3 Hazmat response at 945 Canterbury St. Roslindale. pic.twitter.com/xUBixOcPDD— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 18, 2021
Four residents and two firefighters were decontaminated. No illnesses were reported. All six individuals were taken to the hospital by Boston EMS as a precautionary measure, according to the department.
NBC Boston reported a man who lives on Brook Street opened the package delivered to his home earlier Monday, discovered the chemical inside and then brought it to the fire station on Canterbury Street.
The package stayed outside and was never brought into the station, according to NBC Boston.
Brook Street residents were told to evacuate their homes for multiple hours, the news outlet reported.
Police are now involved in the investigation.
Authorities didn’t say what the chemical was. No further details were released Tuesday morning.
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Deputy Michael Doherty briefs the media on the Level 3 Hazmat . 4 residents & 2 FF’s had to be decon because of a unknown chemical that a resident brought to the firehouse. No illnesses all were taken by @BOSTON_EMS for precautionary measures.The scene is safe & cleared pic.twitter.com/wfkYl0FeKE— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 18, 2021