Hazmat Crews Respond to Eugene Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire and hazmat crews responded to a business in west Eugene late Wednesday night.

Employees at Life Technologies called 9-1-1 around 11:30 after a fire alarm went off. There was no sign of a fire when crews arrived, but since the company that occupies the building works with chemicals, a hazmat team was called in as a precaution.

“The main thing is to make sure nobody gets hurt, injured or exposed to anything else,” said Scott Bishop, Battalion Chief for the Eugene Fire Department. “As soon as they can rule that sort of thing out, then we’re good to go.”

Crews spent about an hour and a half at the scene to make sure everything was safe.  It’s unclear what caused the alarm to go off.


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