Hazardous substance safely removed from N. Five Mile Home

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 18 at 7:21 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police Department's Explosive Disposal Unit responded to a hazardous substance at a residence at W Wedgewood Avenue and N. Five Mile Road around 4:30 Saturday evening.

Authorities said a woman was cleaning out a home's garage when she found a container of a hazardous substance that had been in the home for years. The EDU processed the substance and sent in a robot to retrieve it. No word yet on what kind of substance it is but officials said it is "potentially explosive."

Officials were able to safely get the hazardous material out of the garage.

The 7000 block of N. Five Mile Road and the surrounding roads of Weile, Wedgewood and Dell Drive were blocked until crews determined the area was safe.

Nearby homes were evacuated for the residents safety.

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