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Man transported by medics after chemical exposure | hazardous materials investigation on-going


Originally posted: 2:14 a.m.

Last updated: 9:36 a.m.

Operation 100 News report

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were on the scene of a hazardous materials investigation in southern Lawrence this morning.

Crews were dispatched to a duplex in the 2500 block of Crestline Court at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The incident began after a resident of the Crestline Court address arrived at a gas station near 31st and Iowa streets.

A medic unit was dispatched to the gas station to assess the resident, while other crews were sent to the residence.

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Google Earth image of the area.

Google Earth image of the area. by Mike Frizzell

A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that a 40-year-old man was "exposed to an unknown chemical in his home." The man left his home to find help after he began experiencing symptoms of chemical exposure. His symptoms are said to include red eyes, face and nose.

At 3:20 a.m., the man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Lawrence Police also requested that the on-call Animal Control Officer be dispatched to the scene to remove at least one dog from the duplex.

At least three fire crews, two medic units, two LDCFM chiefs and Lawrence Police were on the Crestline Court scene. There have been no other injuries reported and no word of any evacuations.

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 9 months ago

I guess that sort of explains the helicopter that was hovering over 27th/Iowa at 8:00 this morning.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

he went to the gas station? this sounds strange indeed.

trinity 4 years, 9 months ago

Nah-Heisenberg wouldn't be that dumb. ;)

kernal 4 years, 9 months ago

Too bad KS doesn't have a disclosure requirement law for sellers and landlords when previous residents of a property contaminate it with certain hazardous chemicals.

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