2 injured after fire breaks out at Bayer manufacturing facility in Berkeley, company official says

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
2 injured after fire at Bayer's Berkeley manufacturing facility
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Two people were injured after a fire broke out at Bayer's West Berkeley campus Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson.

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Two people were injured after a fire broke out at Bayer's West Berkeley campus Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company.

In a statement given to ABC7 News, the fire was contained to one area of Bayer's manufacturing buildings. Officials say the fire was extinguished by sprinklers and support from the Berkeley Fire Department.

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The spokesperson says the two contractors who were injured were taken to the hospital for further evaluation and care. Bayer nor authorities have released details on the extent of those individuals' injuries.

Berkeley fire crews and Bayer are working together to determine the cause of the fire.

Cal/OSHA released the following statement in response to this incident:

Cal/OSHA did receive notification of this incident and is evaluating it now for possible inspection. We will follow up with you once that evaluation is complete to confirm either that the inspection has been opened or that no inspection is planned.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.