NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Officials with the North Charleston Fire Department say a bag that sparked a hazardous materials situation at a North Charleston gas station contained baby powder.
Authorities responded at approximately 9:37 a.m. to the Sunoco gas station on the 4900 block of Ashley Phosphate Road.
Firefighters evacuated the station and roped off the area until a hazmat crew could identify a powdery substance in a plastic bag on the ground, according to North Charleston Fire Department spokesperson Bianca Bourbeau. That bag had been spotted by a store employee, she said.
The gas station was released back to the store manager just after 11:30 a.m., Bourbeau said.
No injuries were reported.
A similar situation unfolded Wednesday night in downtown Charleston where police said someone left a suspicious letter at the U.S. Attorney's Office. A powdery substance on that letter also turned out to be baby powder, authorities later said.