Level 2 hazmat situation investigated at apartment building in Springfield

Residents were told to stay in their apartments

Hazmat situation in Springfield, Mass. on November 29, 2016. (Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department)
Hazmat situation in Springfield, Mass. on November 29, 2016. (Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department and the Regional Hazmat Team were called to an apartment building at 115 Dwight Street, Tuesday night.

Springfield Fire spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News the Springfield Fire Department received a call at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, complaining of an awful smell coming from the hallway. He said someone reportedly spilled chemicals in a hallway at the 9 story building.

Leger said the situation was placed at a Level 2, which means the Springfield Fire Department had to call in the Department of Fire Services to take over the investigation.

The hazmat team found rubber gloves, needles and other paraphernalia in the hallway. Leger said residents of the building were told to stay in their apartments, and avoid the hallway until the hazmat team determined whether the chemical was harmful. The team eventually found the chemical to not be a threat to the public.

22News will continue to cover this story and bring you the latest information, on-air and on WWLP.com, when it becomes available.

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