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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Haz-Mat Team Investigates Discarded Drums

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Departments Hazardous Materials Team is investigating two 55 gallons drums containing an unknown product.  Firefighters were dispatched at around 3:30 pm to investigate the drums that appear to have been illegally discarded in the 5300 block of Henson Drive in Temple Hills.  This is a residential area, however, there is no need for evacuations at this time.  No injuries have been reported.

The haz-mat team is reporting an acetone type odor in the area of the drums; however, identification of the product remains unknown.

There is no additional information at this time.

Additional information will be updated as the incident progresses.  

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