Two injured in early-morning hazmat incident

Reno Fire Department
Reno Fire Department(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 10:53 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 2:48 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Two workers with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection were injured in a hazmat incident early Thursday, the Reno Fire Department reported.

Crews responded to the old agriculture mixing building on Galletti Way near Kietzke Lane around 8 a.m. on June 30, 2022.

The fire department said the workers were cleaning the building when they both had physical reactions to something stirred up in the air.

Investigators learned that pesticides were once made inside the building, although it’s unclear what substance affected the workers.

Sparks Fire and Truckee Meadows Fire also responded to the scene.

Both workers took themselves to a hospital where they are under observation for minor reactions, the Reno Fire Department reported.

The building was secured and turned back over to NDEP.

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