1 dead as officials investigate hazmat situation in Hartford

(Photo Courtesy: Raul Ortiz/Hartford Fire Department)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A number of emergency crews are investigating a hazmat situation at a home in Hartford.

According to the Hartford Fire Department, officials responded to a call about a deceased body at a home on Freeman Street around 3:30 a.m.

Officials say the scene turned into a hazmat situation at approximately 7:30 a.m.

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(Photo Courtesy: George Roelofsen/WTNH)

Hartford Fire says the cause of the situation was an unspecified amount of fentanyl and that the substance was contained to one room of the house.

“What I can tell you right now is that we’re being told that this could be the first documented case of fentanyl death of a reported dealer,” said Hartford Fire Department Captain Raul Ortiz.

Crews say there is no danger to anyone in the area.

The victim’s identity has not been released.