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Substance found behind Saskatoon hotel non-hazardous

The Saskatoon Fire Department said one person was exposed to an unknown substance which was later determined to be non-hazardous.
The Saskatoon Fire Department said one person was exposed to an unknown substance which was later determined to be non-hazardous. Devon Latchuk / Global News

An unknown substance found near a Saskatoon hotel that resulted in the hazmat unit being called out has been determined to be a non-hazardous.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said it was informed of the unknown substance behind Quality Inn and Suites at 1715 Idylwyld Dr. N. just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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The department and Saskatoon’s Emergency Management Organization responded, along with a hazmat unit and decontamination unit.

One person who was directly exposed to the substance was assessed at the scene by paramedics and then taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, officials said.

The person was not experiencing any signs or symptoms of a hazardous exposure, they added.

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Traffic in the area around Avenue B North and 39th Street West was restricted for several hours while crews investigation. Those restrictions have been lifted.