Hazmat IDs Swiss Avenue Chemicals as Harmless

Chemicals were used for developing photographs

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 2:44 PM CDT
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HAZMAT Investigating Swiss Avenue Death

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Initial reports that Dallas Fire-Rescue HAZMAT crews were investigating the death of a person at a home on Swiss Avenue Thursday afternoon were a misunderstanding.

Officers with the U.S. Marshal's Office arrived at the residence Thursday to issue a warrant in reference to a medical fraud case regarding a suicide that happened 5 years ago. 

While there, they noticed 60-100 chemical canisters in three areas of the home.  In the garage and a small shed they found chemicals used to develop photographs.   In the basement, they found chemicals that were used to make vitamins and other nutritional supplements.

They called Dallas Fire-Rescue who determined all of the chemicals were harmless.

Due to the age of the canisters, the fire department called in an environmental services company to clean up the mess.

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