Authorities sound 'all clear' at Carillon after Hazmat scare - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Authorities sound 'all clear' at Carillon after Hazmat scare


Authorities have given the all clear after a Hazmat scare at Carillon at 17th and Norfolk on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials say a package was dropped, residents heard a pop, and saw white powder, that apparently came from so fibrous packing material.

Authorities say initial testing was "negative for hazardous substance" and no further testing will be required.

Authorities gave the all clear and allowed residents to go back inside around 3:30 p.m. UMC was ready to receive up to 20 patients but only three were treated.

Division Chief Rob Keinast with Lubbock Fire Rescue said, "We had three individuals in the immediate area. One transported for asthma related symptoms that happened. She was transported early on. Then we had another two who were decontaminated and also went to the hospital, mainly as precautionary measures."

Authorities were initially told that the package "exploded," but that turned out not to be the case.

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