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1/7/2014 8:37:00 AM
Powder sparks hazmat situation
Prescott Area Hazmat team members investigate a suspicious white powder on North Cypress Circle in Prescott Valley Monday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier
Prescott Area Hazmat team members investigate a suspicious white powder on North Cypress Circle in Prescott Valley Monday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier

A call for a hazardous material found in a neighborhood on Monday afternoon turned out to be false, but emergency officials took no chances.

The Prescott Area Hazmat Unit, consisting of both Central Yavapai Fire District and Prescott Fire personnel, responded to a group home in the 4000 block of Cypress Circle just before 1 p.m. when a cleaning person discovered some unfamiliar white powder in a container, CYFD Fire Marshal Rick Chase said. The firefighters evacuated the building.

After two hours, the hazmat team was able to establish that there was no threat. "They did some testing on the powder," Chase said, "and after testing, it turned out it was a food-based product," which was not harmful. Police also analyzed the material, but so far, are not sure exactly what it is.

"We field-tested the substance for multiple narcotic drugs and did not get any positive results," Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said. He added that there are no criminal charges right now, "but the substance was retained by PVPD to send to the lab to try to identify the substance further."

Residents were allowed to return by 3 p.m., Chase said. No one was injured.


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