New Details in Blaze That Potentially Exposed Over 100 Firefighters to Asbestos

KXAN by David Barer and Avery Travis Austin, TX

Firefighters raced to the scene of a north Austin city-owned warehouse fire on the afternoon of May 6, arriving within five minutes of the first call. But it wasn’t until a third alarm unit arrived a little over an hour later that crews were told the smoke swirling around the warehouse could be laced with asbestos, according to internal city documents that reveal new details of the incident that potentially exposed 115 firefighters and civilians to the cancer-causing building materal. 

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