Boston: Container fire in Northeastern University lab prompts level 2 hazmat response

  • Source: The Republican -
  • Published: 11/26/2019 01:56 PM

A fire inside a container in a lab at Northeastern University prompted a Level 2 hazmat response Tuesday afternoon. Brian Alkins, a spokesperson for the Boston Fire Department, said emergency crews responded to the lab shortly after noon, and that the fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived. There were no injuries. “We don’t know what was burning," he said. Alkins said officials are investigating the cause of the fire. A Level 2 hazmat response is appropriate for situations where there may be materials hazardous to health. The contaminated area can be entered with a “full facemask self-contained breathing apparatus that also provides eye protection,” according to the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


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