Hazmat IDs Swiss Avenue Chemicals as Harmless | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Hazmat IDs Swiss Avenue Chemicals as Harmless

Chemicals were used for developing photographs



    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.