Georgetown Fire Department, along with EMA and Georgetown Scott County EMS, responded to a HazMat call at the Georgetown College Asher Science Building. When crews arrived, they were notified that a container of ether was found, and that part of the substance had begun to crystallize. When that occurs, the product becomes extremely volatile and possibly explosive if not handled properly. After ensuring the scene was safe and completely evacuated, crews were able to safely remove the material. We would like to thank the Lexington Police Department for sending their bomb squad unit to remove and dispose of the product in a safe, professional manner. Great work from all involved. Fire crews were able to quickly assess the situation, identify and safely mitigate the hazard with the help from multiple agencies.

– Photos courtesy of Georgetown FD