Originally posted: 2:14 a.m.
Last updated: 9:36 a.m.
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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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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Emergency crews from at least two counties responded on a diesel fuel spill late Friday night. The scene is the BP station, located at 101 E. Lake Street. The station is on the southeast corner of Lake and Union Streets in the heart of McLouth.
Outside of McLouth, Lake Street is known as Kansas Highway 16.
A diesel tanker was reportedly resupplying the gas station's diesel tank when 1,200 to 1,300 gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground. Crews reported that some of the fuel had ran downhill and into storm drains. The spill was also reported to have "covered" at least one neighbor's backyard.
A caller to the Lawrence Journal-World said that "homes all around the area were being evacuated."
Emergency crews on the scene include; McLouth Police & Fire Department, Oskaloosa Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire Districts 8 & 9, and Leavenworth County Emergency Management. An earlier report from the Lawrence Journal-World says that Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was also involved on the call. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has also been notified of the spill.
These crews are also being assisted by a private contractor, Haz-Mat Response Inc., of Olathe, Kansas.
Check back with this blog post for updates as they become available.
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