Hazardous Materials

Vandal Throws Bag Of Feces, Paint At Novato Market's Meat CounterA Novato supermarket was closed temporarily after a vandal tossed a bag full of feces, urine, paint and rubbing alcohol inside the store.
San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic RunoffA 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.
Package Covered In 'Unknown Liquid' Prompts Apple Store Evacuation, Hazmat Response In MontereyMonterey 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.
Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Hayward Hazmat Situation At Chemical CompanyA 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.
Burning Briquettes Force Evacuation of San Jose Apartment ComplexAn apartment complex in South San Jose was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous materials incident.
Shasta Co. Authorities Incinerate Explosives-Packed Mobile HomeSheriff's deputies in Redding burned down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found.
Used Hypodermic Needles Spilled Onto El Sobrante StreetA 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.
15 Sickened By Hazmat Exposure At San Francisco Wharf HotelA 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.
Hazmat Scare At St. Francis Memorial Hospital In San FranciscoSan Francisco firefighters were called to a possible hazardous materials situation Thursday at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
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.
Pepper Spray Leak Blamed For Hazmat Scare At Oakland Post OfficeA hazardous materials scare has shut down a post office in Oakland’s Laurel District Wednesday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
Martinez Shell Refinery Fire Extinguished After Hazmat ResponseThe 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.
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