Haz Mat incident is under control, crews being released. Unable to determine source of irritant, but believe it vented & dissipated— PaloAltoFire (@PaloAltoFire) October 30, 2015
Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel says he received a report at 9:09 p.m. about a possible hazmat situation at 675 El Camino Real. Nickel said eight people were exposed.
Westin Palo Alto evacuated after we had serious respirational problems pic.twitter.com/LrKJKb4XE0— Henk Visser (@Henk_Visser) October 30, 2015
Eight people were decontaminated and transported to Stanford Hospital. Four additional patients were also transported to the hospital.
Hazmat crews entered the hotel and tried to determine the cause the of odor, but could find the exact cause.
All of the patients were taken to the hospital while they were conscious and breathing.
The hotel told their guests shelter in place until the incident was clear. The HVAC system was shut off while the investigation was underway.