Suffolk residents allowed back in homes after possible hazmat situation deemed safe

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 23:20:23-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews were on the scene of a possible hazmat incident at a residence in the 200 block of Bosley Avenue on Tuesday night.

Emergency Communications received a call at 7:18 p.m., about potential hazardous chemicals in the backyard of a single family home in the Lakeside neighborhood.

Around 10:15 p.m. police said the chemicals were found to be safe and legal.

A preliminary investigation caused residents to be evacuated, including those in the 200 and 300 block of Bosley Avenue, and several residents in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue.

After the chemicals were found to be safe residents were allowed back into their homes.

The State Police Hazmat team assisted with the investigation.

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