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A suspicious drum led Grand Island firefighters to take action at about 6:50 a.m. today. A 55-gallon drum wrapped in black plastic was left at the Grand Island Town Highway Department in the outside drop-off area where residents can discard televisions and computers.

The Brighton Volunteer Fire Department Haz Mat team arrived on the scene and secured, opened and tested the drum; they found it contained residue that seemed to be a petroleum-based product. They then put the drum into a safety container for disposal.

Employees arriving for work found the drum.

β€œIt was an unknown drum, dropped off by unknown person, with unknown contents,” according to the Grand Island Fire Company.

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