Several students sickened, one hospitalized after Temecula HazMat incident

TEMECULA — Fire officials are working to determine the source of an unidentified odor that sickened several students and forced the evacuation of a Temecula area classroom earlier this afternoon, Wednesday, May 29. One student was eventually transported to an area hospital for evaluation after today’s incident, which happened at River Springs Charter School in the 42000 block of Lyndie […]

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Burglary investigation sends 4 deputies and citizen to hospital

HIGHGROVE — Four deputies and a citizen were hospitalized in unknown condition after becoming exposed to some type of chemical agent during a suspected burglary investigation Saturday evening, Dec. 22. The incident, which caused a HazMat and special team response, happened in the 20300 block of Canaan Circle in Highgrove. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars […]

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25 hospitalized, 5 critical, after mass casualty event at Redlands wedding venue

REDLANDS — More than two dozen guests at a Redlands wedding venue were hospitalized after falling ill yesterday evening, Saturday, Sept. 8. Five of those sickened had injuries described as major and were listed in critical condition. The mass-casualty event, which triggered a HazMat and environmental health response, happened on the 31100 block of San Timoteo Canyon Road, between Redlands […]

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Six hospitalized, building evacuated, during HazMat crisis at Wildomar Kaiser Permanente

WILDOMAR — Reports of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit this afternoon, followed by first one, then multiple people falling ill led to a HazMat call out and full evacuation of  Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Wildomar. By the end of the incident a half-dozen victims, including at least three employees, had fallen sick and been transported by ground ambulance to […]

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FONTANA: Sleeping passenger killed when big-rig plows into guardrail, trees on I-10

FONTANA — A passenger sleeping inside the sleeper cab of a double-trailer semi-truck died this morning in Fontana after the vehicle left the roadway, smashed into a guard rail, and plowed head-on into a stand of large trees. The trailers, which were marked with poison placards, were loaded with liquid nicotine in 5-gallon buckets, some of which were leaking from […]

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PALM DESERT: Seven children, ages 3 to 5, injured, six hospitalized after YMCA Hazmat emergency

PALM DESERT — Seven children sustained minor injuries, including five who were hospitalized with rashes and burns to their hands and arms after officials say a janitorial service inadvertently placed a harsh, lye-based cleaning product inside hand soap dispensers at a YMCA facility, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. The Hazmat emergency happened at the Jean Benson Child Development Center on the 75000 block […]

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RIVERSIDE: Letter with white powder at Sheriff’s Admin. building forces evacuations, decontaminations

RIVERSIDE — Seven people were forced to undergo decontamination and were hospitalized and the entire Riverside County Sheriff’s Administration building was evacuated after officials located a “suspicious letter” that contained a “white powder-like substance,” this morning, Monday, Aug. 28, according to officials from multiple involved law enforcement and fire agencies. “Currently there are seven personnel who have officially been decontaminated,” Riverside County Sheriff’s […]

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OASIS: At least 12 sickened during HazMat emergency at greenhouse

OASIS – At least a dozen people were sickened by an unknown substance at a greenhouse Monday, Jan. 9. The emergency was reported in the 82000 block of Johnson Street in Oasis. Oasis is an unincorporated community located to the southeast of the cities of Coachella and Indio and northwest of the Salton Sea. Firefighter/paramedics and other emergency first responders were dispatched […]

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RIVERSIDE: Hospital ER lobby evacuated after HazMat emergency

Firefighters exit the hospital’s Emergency Room lobby, while wearing specialized breathing equipment. William Hayes photo   Written by Trevor Montgomery with William Hayes RIVERSIDE – A man suffering from severe chemical burns to both his arms came into the Emergency Room at the Riverside Community Hospital causing a Hazardous Materials emergency Tuesday, Nov. 29. The incident forced the evacuation and closure of […]

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EASTVALE: 15 employees, 1 firefighter injured during hazmat incident at Starkist canning facility

EASTVALE – Sixteen people, including a firefighter, were injured in an industrial accident caused by a chemical spill of concentrated acid at a Starkist Foods canning facility in the City of Eastvale, June 9. The accident, which was declared a mass casualty event by fire officials, forced the closure of the facility as well as surrounding roads. The facility is located […]

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