Skip to comments.Cyanide Suspected In Sickening 7 L.A. Firefighters
Posted on 09/07/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT by Sammy67
As the fire and homicide investigation continues, officials say several firefighters were exposed to cyanide gas in two separate incidents as they were mopping up hot spots near the small city of Acton on the northern edge of the massive blaze.
The poisonous cyanide fumes are suspected in acute breathing problems suffered by Los Angeles firefighters battling the Station Fire in the Aliso Canyon. One firefighters suffered life-threatening respiratory arrest and remains in hospital after she was knocked out by noxious fumes on Sept. 1 near Acton.
Two days later, six firefighters suffered severe breathing difficulties in another part of the Aliso Canyon.
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Black Cherry trees?
Polyurethane foam used in sofa cushions etc. will release HCN when burned.
Illegal gold refining operation.....?
Cyanide fumes are typical of the burning of urethane, some rubber compounds, and several other materials.
Before someone runs off screaming “terrorism”, lets make sure that this isn’t just a typical fire with bad consequences.
The officals will try and MINIMIZE this!! I heard on the news that it “ could have been buried for years”!!! In otherwords...nothing to look at! Move on...
Absolutely. A poorly worded article suggesting “cyanide gas” was released by persons unknown. Hydrogen cyanide is released from burning wool, rubber, plastics and paper, among other things. We have very little information on the diagnosis or severity. We may have routine cases of smoke inhalation or a terrorist attack. What we don't have is investigative reporting.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has said investigators are probing the deaths as homicides. A source told The Times that material that didnt belong there has been found at the site suspected to be where the fire started, a twice-scorched slope cordoned off by crime scene tape near Mile Marker 29 along Angeles Crest Highway.
“Cyanide suspected in illness of 7 L.A. firefighters”
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SNIPPET: “On Sept. 3, six firefighters were transported to a local hospital after being overwhelmed by unknown fumes in a different part of Aliso Canyon. The firefighters were treated and released, said a statement.
The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department HAZMAT unit responded to the two separate areas of Aliso Canyon to investigate the cause of the respiratory illnesses, officials said.
After examining the sites, the Sheriffs HAZMAT personnel detected trace cyanide concentration of 48 parts per million in the Alison Canyon area.
In the area where the six firefighters were injured, the Sheriffs HAZMAT unit found smoldering spots of fire, but no contamination traces of chemicals. The HAZMAT unit also found galvanized materials, baling wire, cans and bottles.
During the investigation and rehabilitation, the sites of both the inhalation injuries have been cordoned off and secured.
Medical personnel have been advised of the Sheriffs HAZMAT unit findings, said a press release issued in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Authorities do not have an idea where the cyanide came from.”
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Some immediate thoughts are maybe some type of insect/pest control, or a lab, or something else.
Since cyanide is used in gold mining, and Acton and the Aliso canyon area have been mined for gold for over 100 years, it’s not hard to guess why cyanide would be there.
I’m surprised that “Officials” do not know that Acton had two gold mines, and that cyanide leeching was used to extract the gold from the ore there for many years.
Especially since a former Governor of California owned the mines.
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