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Police Respond to Hazmat Situation in Fenway Area

UPDATE: It is now known that the cooking oil found in the Kilmarnock St. basement was fish oil left there by “a friend of the store owner was trying to produce fish oil and its byproduct, Omega 3,” reports the Boston Globe.

UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, chemicals found in Kilmarnock St. basement have been identified as cooking oils, according to FOX 25.

The chemicals were held in drums ranging in size from 5 gallons to 55 gallons, reports FOX 25.

UPDATE: As of 11:01PM Kilmarnock St. is being re-opened and according to Jack Kelly of Campus Safety in an email, some area residents are being allowed back into their homes.

UPDATE: At 10:54PM Jack Kelly, Director of Campus Safety, issued another email to Emmanuel students informing them that “the hazmat situation in the Kilmarnock St./Park Dr. area does not appear to present an immediate Public Safety threat”.

The email also states that Boston Police and Fire Departments will remain on scene.

Students are advised to stop at Campus Safety with any concerns or questions.

UPDATE: As of 10:31PM initial testing has begun on the chemicals found in Kilmarnock St. in the Fenway area.

UPDATE: According to a article,

“Boston police are working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate chemicals and “some type of lab” in a convenience store’s basement in the city’s Fenway neighborhood,” says Police Commissioner William Evans.

“Authorities are in the process of testing the chemicals to determine what they are,” says Evans.

UPDATE: As of 9:19PM the FBI is involved in the investigation after flammable liquids found at 72 Kilmarnock.

UPDATE: At 8:58PM Boston Fire tweeted a picture of the building containing the flammable liquid

UPDATE: At 8:02PM an email was sent to Emmanuel College students from Director of Campus Safety Jack Kelly informing students of the hazmat situation.

The Fenway area is on high alert after a large amount of flammable liquids were found in the basement of a local building.

At around 6pm on Kilmarnock St., police were called to the scene after a health inspector reported his findings.

Police are currently investigating the hazmat situation, and have ordered for resident evacuations. The area is closed off while police examine the surroundings.

There is supposed to be a game at Fenway tonight. The Boston Red Sox twitter posted these tweets.

Residents and local news staff have taken to twitter to update on the situation.

We will continue to update the story as new information surfaces.



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