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Update - Unknown substance reported on Jessop Avenue

For immediate release: October 23, 2020 - 2:36pm
20-13595

Hazmat technicians wrapped up their analysis and have confirmed the unknown substance to be non-hazardous.  It is a urea derivative, a colorless crystalline powder with little toxicity.  Crews are breaking down equipment and preparing to return to their stations.

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At 11:30 am The Saskatoon Fire Department received notification of an unknown substance delivered to a business on the 300 block of Jessop Avenue.   Dispatched to the scene are one engine, the hazmat and decontamination units, mobile command and the battalion chief.

Hazmat technicians are preparing to enter the hot zone to begin examination of the product while.  As a precaution, firefighter/paramedics are assessing individuals who were have been in close contact with the substance.  No injuries or illness were presented.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.