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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 7/6/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Hazmat Investigations in SW Portland

At 12:18pm Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) responded to a hazmat investigation at 0715 SW Bancroft St. (The Old Spaghetti Factory). The crews from Station 4 (Portland State University) investigated the building and found carbon monoxide (CO) in the air. Fire crews immediately evacuated the building and requested PF&R's State Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Team to respond. Further readings were taken and ventilation fans were used to remove the CO from the building. The source of the CO leak was a cooling unit. Two patients were treated on scene but were not transported to the hospital.

PF&R's State HazMat Response Team is composed of firefighters who have received specialized training in the prevention and mitigation of incidents involving hazardous materials. These firefighters provide this service in addition to their usual firefighting duties.

For more information on PF&R's State HazMat Response Team please visit
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Public Information Officer AJ Schaffer, Media Pager (503) 940-6003.