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Fire Department Removing Barrels From Northwest Side Parking Lot

By DNAinfo Staff on July 4, 2013 11:51am  | Updated on July 4, 2013 12:33pm

 The Chicago Fire Department responded to a parking lot where several barrels filled with an unknown substance were found.
HazMat Situation in Portage Park
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department said six barrels found in a parking lot on the Northwest Side do not contain anything hazardous.

The fire department tweeted that it was responding to a hazardous materials call at 5900 W. Irving Park, where the 55-gallon barrels were found shortly after 11:30 a.m.

The fire department later tweeted that the substance inside the barrels was not hazardous, but that firefighters were removing them anyway.

Neighbors said the barrels had been there for about a week, the fire department tweeted.