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Hairspray Bottle Behind Suspicious Smelling Bags Aboard SFO Flight To Chicago

Hazmat teams at San Francisco International Airport determined the unusual odor from luggage aboard a Chicago-bound plane originated from a bottle of hairspray.

05/27/2015

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

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Manufacturing Explosion Forces Evacuation Of Sunnyvale Building; 2 Hurt

Fire crews evacuated at least one building in Sunnyvale Thursday afternoon after reports of a hazmat situation.

02/26/2015

Hazmat crews on the scene after a Pittsburg neighborhood was evacuated on January 7, 2015. (CBS)

Evacuation Order In Pittsburg Neighborhood Lifted, Railcar Not Leaking Propane

An evacuation order in Pittsburg has been lifted Wednesday evening after a leak on a railcar at a Union Pacific Railroad yard that was initially thought to be flammable propane turned out to be lubricating oil, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official.

01/07/2015

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

Suspicious Smell Shuts Down Kaiser Hospital In Santa Clara

It is still unclear what caused a suspicious smell that briefly shut down a portion of Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara Sunday night, a hospital official said

12/01/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

Workers in biocontainment suits enter U.S. Airways Flight (Still image from Youtube video by Patrick Narvaez)

Ebola Scare Triggers Full Bio-Containment Suit Response On U.S. Airways Flight

Fears over the deadly Ebola virus are leading to stricter precautions at Bay Area hospitals, at airports across the nation, and overseas, but this flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana is one of the most frightening examples of precautions, as a full crew in bio-containment suits boarded the plane.

10/09/2014

AT&T Park - San Francisco (Photo by Ron Del Rosario/cbsSF)

Hazmat Scare Prompts Evacuation Of Building Across Street From AT&T Park; Package Turns Out To Be Bottle Of Booze

San Francisco’s China Basin Building was briefly evacuated Tuesday morning after a call of a suspicious package, which ended up being a bottle of booze, prompted a Hazmat team and the bomb squad to respond.

10/07/2014

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

San Francisco Post Office Evacuated After Spilled Substance Causes Irritation

A post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District has been evacuated after a substance spilled in the lobby caused people to experience irritation in their eyes, noses and throats, according to a fire official.

08/28/2014

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