AUBURN — The Auburn Fire Department responded Thursday to reports of a white, powdery substance found in the mail room of the Auburn Correctional Facility.
The department's hazmat team entered the prison to investigate the substance, which was identified as non-toxic, according to state police.
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TLC Ambulance Director of Operations Lon Fricano said the ambulance company was standing by at the scene "just in case" but no injuries or illnesses were reported.
A state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson said DOCCS has "protocols in place" for a hazmat incident and that those are being followed.
The incident is still under investigation by state police.
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