A hazmat team from Edmonton and the RCMP’s drug-lab investigation team were called to a home in northeast St. Albert Friday morning.
RCMP were tight-lipped on the investigation but said they were called to a complaint of suspicious activity at a house on Waverly Drive shortly after 10 a.m.
The emergency responders, including the RCMP’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team, were called in to “clear a residence.”
The blue house at the centre of the investigation had its windows open and a fan placed at the front door.
The incident forced the evacuation of some homes in the area as a precautionary measure, but RCMP said there was no risk to the general public.
People on foot in the area were also asked to stay away from the scene.
In a media release early Friday afternoon, RCMP said the scene was cleared and residents have since returned to their homes.
It was a busy morning for Edmonton’s hazmat crews as they were also called to an explosion at a duplex in Edmonton’s Rutherford neighbourhood.
“We do have a mutual aid agreement and we’re the northern response for our decontamination unit for our hazmat. So a request was put in by St. Albert RCMP to assist them with an investigation into a possible drug lab,” said deputy fire chief Scott Macdonald with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.
The incident in St. Albert remains under investigation.