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Hazmat situation closes a Paradise road

By Jerry Olenyn, jolenyn@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 14 2013 02:08:42 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 14 2013 04:15:57 PM CDT
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PARADISE, Calif. -

A reported hazmat situation closed Honey Run Road in Paradise Friday morning.   A hazmat team was called to a ravine where dozens of small yellow butane containers were found.

The containers were reported around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

After further investigation, it was determined the containers were empty and left in an area with other trash in the ravine.

A firefighter said these are the type of butane containers that are often used in processing methamphetamine.

The road was reopened within a couple of hours.   Firefighters said the empty containers did not pose a danger.