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Firefighters Sickened After Responding To Fire In PCP Lab

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Firefighters stationed in Northeast D.C. became ill after fighting what turned out to be a chemical fire earlier this week. 
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Firefighters stationed in Northeast D.C. became ill after fighting what turned out to be a chemical fire earlier this week. 

Eight D.C. firefighters are recovering today after being exposed to dangerous chemicals while they battled a blaze in Northeast D.C. Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The firefighters were taken off-duty yesterday to be brought to a clinic. 

D.C. Fire and EMS was called to the scene of a fire at a house on the 3700 block of Hay Street NE Wednesday morning. By Wednesday evening, the firefighters were suffering headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, vomiting, and had difficulty breathing.

The fire has now been classified as a hazmat incident. It's believed the burning home was a PCP lab and chemicals used to make the illegal drug sickened the firefighters. The incident is still under investigation. 

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