Lab test leads to hazmat situation in Emeryville

Bay City News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Lab test leads to hazmat situation in Emeryville
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Alameda County Fire crews are responding to a hazmat situation in a building on Hollis Street in Emeryville.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Employees of a biotechnology lab were mixing chemicals Monday afternoon in Emeryville when things got too hot, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

Firefighters responded at 2:55 p.m. to the Joint BioEnergy Institute where a fire was contained to a fume hood, fire spokesperson Brian Centoni said.

A hazardous materials team was also called. Centoni said no one was injured and no one had to shelter in place.

A building was evacuated and sprinklers went off.

The hazmat team was evaluating some runoff as of late Monday afternoon.