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Chemical Incident in Unincorporated County Area Humboldt

A new hazardous materials incident involving chemical has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a road in Unincorporated county area Humboldt at around 12:30 p.m. today.

About 15 Liters(s)s of a substance described as “fire suppressant foam/gel (wd881 class a foam)” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Caller states an electrical vehicle caught on fire due to unknown reasons and local fire and CalFire extinguished the fire using 15 liters of wd881 class a foam and an unknown amount of suppressant water. Release is stopped but unknown if contained with waterways impacted (North Fork of Ah pah Creek) .

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Unincorporated county area Humboldt area this year and the first chemical spill in the county overall.

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