ADAMS -- A chemical scare on Howland Avenue prompted response from the town Alert Hose Company and the district 5 Hazardous Materials Response team early Friday morning.
Emergency personnel responded after complaints came in from two Pan Am railways employees who'd stopped at a station near Holland Company at 153 Howland Ave. and claimed to feel ill as a result.
The Alert Hose Company received the call at 2:07 a.m., with the hazmat team arriving at roughly 4:30 a.m., but responders had "no finding," according to Fire Chief Paul Goyette.
"We secured the area and the [railroad] employees were consulted, but no leaks, spillage or anything abnormal was discovered," Goyette said Friday. "There was no apparent cause for [the two employees'] reported sickness."
The two unnamed railroad employees were brought to North Adams Regional Hospital as a precaution. Nothing apart from the complaints of these individuals prompted the hazmat team's response, Goyette said.
-- Phil Demers