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.
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.
Freeman Street situation is a small amount of Opioid related to a suspected OD. Exercise is out of an abundance of caution. There is no danger to anyone in the area.
— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) November 12, 2017
The victim’s identity has not been released.
Companies are still on scene of a haz mat situation at 127-129 Freeman St. person and evidence of an unconfirmed substance is being removed pic.twitter.com/uTZCWj40Ai
— Raul Ortiz (@ortizraulHFD) November 12, 2017