Hazardous Spill on Grapevine Near El Tejon School

LEBEC, CA – On Thursday, August 19, 2010 at approximately 11:30 a.m. the Kern County Fire Department received a call of a hazardous materials spill from a tractor trailer on southbound I-5 at the Fort Tejon off ramp [close ot El Tejon School]. Approximately 20 Kern County fire fighters responded to the incident with assistance from California Highway Patrol, Environmental Health, Cal Trans and KCSO.

Crews arrived on scene of a tractor trailer on the shoulder of the interstate that was leaking fluid. Kern County crews were able to identify the product on scene. The trailer’s cargo was comprised of a flammable liquid and a corrosive liquid.

The Kern County HazMat crew was able to isolate and mitigate the situation. No injuries were reported.


This is part of the August 13, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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