Chemical found at Beaver Dam apartment is explosive TATP
in the next couple days. we're also learning more about those highly volatile chemical found inside the building... our rose schmidt tells us what we've learned today... rose? a state health official tells us a chemical that's been used in other high- profile bombings called t-a-t-p is what was found in beaver dam... and while the police and fire chief would not confirm that tonight... we're learning more about what that chemical... and a controlled burn... will mean... for beaver dam and the rest of the state. firefighters are trained to stop fires... not start them...
"it's just counter what we know" madison fire chief steven davis can put himself in the shoes of his beaver dam counterpart. ((( , "i'm sure he struggles daily as i would with we've got to burn this building down to make the community safer "))) officials plan to conduct a controlled burn this week... and health officials tell us more about the "highly volatile" chemicals found inside building 109. ((( , ""we've been told that the explosive tatp was found on site. there was a person occupying one of these apartments that was doing something with this material.
"))) tibodeaux says officials expect the chemical to be consumed in the fire... so that is not an issue to the public's health. ((( , " the issue really is this will be a fire that produces smoke just like any other building fire. so the smoke is comprised of many different chemicals which are harmful if you're exposed.""))) from a health perspective... he says people should follow advice from law enforcement... chief davis says there are always unknowns in controlled burns... and this one is already unusual. i think the situation is very precedent setting, i'm sure the chief in beaver dam will p[ut together an after actionr eport so we can all learn from it. officials in beaver dam have re-iterated they do not believe terrorism is involved with this incident... but published reports tell us t-a-t-p was used in the paris attacks in 2015... and the new york city central park bombing in 2016.