“HAZMAT spill” call to Lander authorities Thursday morning was simply an abandoned vehicle battery

    Over the last two days, County 10 has received a handful of questions regarding an emergency call that occurred in Lander around 7:40 a.m. Thursday morning.

    The Lander Volunteer Fire Department and Lander Police Department were alerted to a “HAZMAT spill” at the intersection of 5th & Main Street. The situation was discovered to be only an abandoned car battery that did not require a great deal of clean-up, and the fire department was quickly canceled from the call.

    Since we received questions about this issue, we reached out to Lander Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Johnston who told us,

    The LVFD was called to 5th and main for a hazmat spill the morning of Feb 7th. The call was quickly canceled by law enforcement personnel as it was found to be a vehicle battery that had been abandoned on the sidewalk. Lander PD officials removed the battery for proper disposal.  

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