• Powdered sugar causes hazmat scare in Georgetown

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    SEATTLE - A popular baking ingredient put into an envelope caused firefighters to respond to a business in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood for a possible hazardous materials incident.

     

    According to the Seattle Fire Department, an employee at Veca Electric & Technologies in the 5600 block of Seventh Avenue South opened a letter around 8 a.m. Tuesday and found white powder inside.

     

    Employees called 911.

     

    A hazmat crew responded, tested the powder and determined it was not only harmless, but sweet – powdered sugar.

     

    Seattle police are investigating the source of the envelope.

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