Haz Mat Incident on West Cuba Road Near Lake Zurich Road, Barrington

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Barrington firefighters responded about 7:00 am. Thursday to a report of a gas-like odor at a home at 25301 West Cuba Road. An extra alarm MABAS Box for a Haz Mat response for a spill of an unknown substance was requested at about 8:10 a.m. Staging was at Lake Zurich Road and Cuba Road for firefighters and members of Lake County and McHenry County Hazardous Materials Response Teams.

A Barrington firefighter was transported to Advocate Good Shephard Hospital after developing medical symptoms that followed exposure to a gas odor that was coming from a box in the house.

Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and other communities responded to the incident.

The hazmat response was requested when firefighters initially could not determine what was inside the box.

Hazmat technicians and Lake County Sheriff’s police are still investigating the incident.

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