GROVELAND — Local and state authorities responded to a hazardous materials incident Sunday night on Salem Street following the discovery of containers of a crystalized substance along with a flammable substance.
There were no reports of injuries and details on the potentially dangerous substances were not released as Groveland police and firefighters responded to Washington and Salem streets about 6:45 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible gas leak, according to a joint release from Police Chief Jeffrey Gillen and interim Fire Chief Joe Santapaola.
Discovery of the substances at 748 Salem St. prompted local police and fire officials to declare a hazardous materials incident, leading to the dispatch of specialized state and regional units made up of firefighters and technicians with advanced training and equipment, the release said.
Traffic on Salem Street was temporarily limited to a single lane, and local public safety officials determined there was no threat to the public or a need to evacuate residents.
Groveland police and firefighters remained at 748 Salem St. until about 10 p.m. along with a hazardous materials response team from the state Department of Fire Services.
The Groveland Police and Fire departments said they will release more information as it becomes available.