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