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 Herald

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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