Hazardous Materials

Chemicals inside a San Jose commercial building contributed to the fire. (5/19/15)

San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic Runoff

A hazardous materials crew is cleaning up a “chemical soup” at an automotive plating and metal work business in North San Jose where a four-alarm fire took place earlier Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.

05/19/2015

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Package Covered In ‘Unknown Liquid’ Prompts Apple Store Evacuation, Hazmat Response In Monterey

Monterey firefighters have evacuated a portion of a shopping center this afternoon after employees at an Apple electronics store said they felt sick after receiving a package with an unknown substance, the city’s fire chief said.

05/13/2015

A shelter-in-place order was issued after a chemical HazMat situation in Hayward. (CBS)

Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Hayward Hazmat Situation At Chemical Company

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.

08/26/2014

Burning Briquettes Force Evacuation of San Jose Apartment Complex

An apartment complex in South San Jose was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous materials incident.

02/27/2014

Redding Mobile Home Burns

Shasta Co. Authorities Incinerate Explosives-Packed Mobile Home

Sheriff’s deputies in Redding burned down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found.

02/16/2014

Firefighters sweep up spilled hypodermic needles on Santa Rita Road in El Sobrante, November 5, 2013. (CBS)

Used Hypodermic Needles Spilled Onto El Sobrante Street

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.

11/05/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a hazardous chemical spill at the Radisson Hotel on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

15 Sickened By Hazmat Exposure At San Francisco Wharf Hotel

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.

09/30/2013

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hazmat Scare At St. Francis Memorial Hospital In San Francisco

San Francisco firefighters were called to a possible hazardous materials situation Thursday at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

05/09/2013

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Vandalism At San Jose PG&E Substation Called ‘Sabotage’

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.

04/16/2013

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pepper Spray Leak Blamed For Hazmat Scare At Oakland Post Office

A hazardous materials scare has shut down a post office in Oakland’s Laurel District Wednesday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.

12/19/2012

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