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

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 20, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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