Firefighters decontaminated after asbestos exposure

The News Leader

August 10, 2010 7:30:57 AM PDT
Six firefighters were being decontaminated after they were exposed to asbestos at an industrial facility in the Astoria section of Queens.

The firefighters were treated following the incident on 20th Avenue near 21st Street at a Con Ed facility. The incident started at around 8:35 a.m. Tuesday.

They were being decontaminated as a precaution and were not believed to be seriously hurt.