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Hazmat false alarm shuts down DuPont plant and Lexington Avenue in Greece

Posted at: 04/10/2013 11:20 PM
Updated at: 04/10/2013 11:32 PM
By: Lynette Adams

A portion of Lexington Avenue in Greece is back open Wednesday night after emergency crews shut it down for a 911 call from someone who thought they saw something odd in the area.

The portion of Lexington Avenue shut down was near the DuPont plant. According to fire officials a passerby called 911 when they saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the building. That prompted a Hazardous materials response.

Just a short time ago, firefighters, and Hazmat crews completed a search and inspection of the building just as a precaution.

Ridge Road Fire District Battalion Chief William Timmons tells News10NBC there was no chemical leak, in fact, there was nothing unusual going on at Lexington Avenue.

Chief Timmons says crews were on scene within four minutes. He says they are familiar with the chemicals used at DuPont, and take every call seriously.

"Due to the weather conditions, as we can see the fog and the mist, pushed what would normally go up in the air, pushed it down towards the ground and caused the problem. So we didn't find anything unusual at all with any type of release from the building," said Timmons.

He went on to say says four people were working in the building Wednesday night. They were evacuated, and have since been allowed to go back to work.