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Homeowners were told to leave after a chemical fire at a Brea manufacturing plant raised issues about harmful materials infecting neighboring neighborhoods early Thursday early morning, authorities stated.
The fire ignited quickly prior to 3 a.m. on 630 E. Lambert Roadway and nearby homeowners were momentarily left “out of an abundance of care” as firemens worked to snuff out the flames, the Brea Authorities Department stated.
The very first responding team quickly left the structure after they realized it was a chemical action that likely exposed them to a hazardous product, Brea Fire Department Investigator Nicole Pesqueira told KTLA. They were all assessed for exposure and nobody was hurt.
Hazmat teams were contacted us to the plant and they snuffed out the fire.
They determined the product was an Alkaline-based chemical, according to Pesqueira.
10 employees who were inside the plant were left and nobody was hurt, according to fire officials.
The occurrence resulted in the closure of Lambert Roadway in between State College Boulevard and Cliffwood Opportunity.
Evacuated homeowners were told to head to the Brea Community Center on Madison Method prior to the orders were raised about an hour later, according to the city’s emergency preparedness program.
City firemens were signed up with by crews from Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange County and Los Angeles County.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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