4 hospitalized after fentanyl-related hazmat incident at Wamsutta Street mill building

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Fire Department said four people are hospitalized after a fentanyl related hazmat incident. 

Officials said a 911 call prompted a large-scale hazardous material response at a mill building on Wamsutta Street, Thursday night. 

Authorities told ABC6 News that upon arrival, EMTs found two people outside the building and two people inside suffering from symptoms of a fentanyl overdose. 

They said Narcan was administered and all four individuals were taken to nearby hospitals for evaluation, all in stable condition. 

No further information regarding the four people was immediately released. 

Fire officials said the large-scale response was out of an abundance of caution, as they said they weren’t sure what they would come upon.

Hazmat teams remained at the location to make sure there was no threat to the general public.

No further information was immediately available. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. 

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