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Hazmat

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

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

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Alameda County Coroner’s Employees Report Sickness From Body’s Stench, Building Evacuated

A hazardous materials team evacuated the Alameda County coroner’s bureau in Oakland on Wednesday when 15 staff members reported nose and throat irritation from a decomposed body they received, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.

07/23/2014

San Francisco firefighters and police responded this morning to a possible hazardous materials incident that has resulted in the death of one person in the city's Richmond District

‘Hazmat Situation’ In San Francisco’s Richmond District; 1 Person Dead And Neighbors Evacuated

San Francisco police and fire officials are on the scene Monday morning of what they are calling a hazardous materials situation after a body was found in a home in the city’s outer Richmond neighborhood near the VA hospital.

06/30/2014

Police and fire crews responded to a fuel spill in San Mateo Sunday afternoon caused by a car crash into a gas station pump. (CBS)

Fuel Spills Onto San Mateo Street When Car Crashes Into Gas Station Pump

Police and fire crews responded to a fuel spill in San Mateo Sunday afternoon caused by a car crash into a gas station pump

06/29/2014

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Drug Search Of Berkeley Home Sets Off Hazmat Scare, Forces Evacuations

Several homes were evacuated on Oregon Street in Berkeley and a block was closed for part of Friday morning due to suspected hazardous materials found by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies while serving a search warrant.

06/06/2014

Ryan Chamberlain

FBI Mounts Manhunt For SF Suspect With Explosives Following Hazmat Search Of Russian Hill Apartment

The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a man they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted for investigation of possessing explosives.

06/01/2014

FBI Investigation Scene

FBI, Hazmat Crews Raid Russian Hill Apartment In San Francisco

FBI agents, San Francisco police and fire crews, and a hazardous materials team converged on an apartment building between Jackson and Polk streets Saturday morning.

05/31/2014

(AP)

Building In San Francisco’s Presidio Evacuated Due To Hazardous Materials Given All-Clear

At least one building in San Francisco’s Presidio was evacuated on Thursday morning for one hour due to a hazardous materials situation, fire officials said.

05/29/2014

Investigators on the scene of a San Leandro explosion and fire. (CBS)

Hash Oil Lab May Have Caused San Leandro Homeless Encampment Explosion

Investigators say that an explosion near the railroad tracks in San Leandro Wednesday may have been the result of someone trying to make hash oil, eventually setting off a butane gas fire.

04/30/2014

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