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Substances found at Boerne home are non-hazardous

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All clear given by emergency personnel, city officials

A Boerne home and the surrounding area were declared safe on Monday afternoon after a resident opened a package containing two different colored and unknown powdery substances in the morning.

The resident in the 100 block of Bentwood Drive near Terrace Drive found the powders after opening the package that was delivered in the mail, information from the city stated. It is not known where the package originated. 

Unable to identify the substances, the resident placed the package on a trash receptacle on the property and called the Boerne Fire Department. Responding crews also were unable to identity the powders, information from the city stated, and out of an abundance of caution, a Bexar County HAZMAT team was called to respond.  

On its Facebook page, the city initially stated there was not believed to be any need for residents or neighbors to be concerned. But, individuals were asked to avoid the area so crews can work with minimal disruptions.

The HAZMAT team arrived early in the afternoon and used a device to test the powders. No positive hits were recorded, meaning they were deemed to be non-hazardous. It was not known, however, what the powders were.

The area was deemed safe and an all-clear was issued. There were no injuries, and no evacuations were necessary.

About a dozen emergency responders were at the scene.

The residence is located near Boerne High School. 

For more, see the Friday Boerne Star.