A hazmat situation at a Hayward chemical company has ended after nearby residents and businesses were ordered to shelter in place within a one-mile radius.
An apartment complex in South San Jose was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous materials incident.
Sheriff’s deputies in Redding burned down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found.
A roadway in El Sobrante is closed Tuesday morning as crews work to clean up dozens of used hypodermic needles that spilled onto the street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A hazardous materials incident at a hotel in San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf district sickened 15 people and prompted a brief evacuation Monday evening, fire officials said.
San Francisco firefighters were called to a possible hazardous materials situation Thursday at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
In apparent acts of “sabotage” in the South Bay early Tuesday, someone cut fiber optic cables, knocking out some 911 service, and then fired a rifle at a PG&E substation, Santa Clara County’s sheriff said.
A hazardous materials scare has shut down a post office in Oakland’s Laurel District Wednesday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
The fire was reported around 2:00 p.m. at the refinery on Pacheco Boulevard in Martinez. Shell representative Erin Hallissy said the fire broke out in the light oil processing area, and was extinguished within 10 minutes.
An ammonia leak briefly caused the evacuation of a baking company in Newark Saturday morning.