1 person hospitalized in Exeter hazmat incident

South County

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — One person was hospitalized following a hazmat incident in Exeter early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred on Pheasant Street around 1:30 a.m. Hazmat teams from surrounding communities and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) responded to the scene.

Fire officials tell Eyewitness News the incident was confined to a vehicle.

An Eyewitness News crew on scene saw fire officials removing bottles and buckets out of the vehicle involved.

The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown at this time. The incident remains under investigation.

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