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Hazardous Materials Incident

Resources Used:  Burbank Fire Department: Truck 11, Rescue Ambulance 11, Engine 12, Truck 12, Hazardous Materials 12, Engine 13, Rescue Ambulance 13, Engine 14, Engine 15, Engine 16, Battalion 1 and Training Chief; Glendale Fire Department
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Burbank Fire Department: 36

On October 31, 2017 at 2350 hours, a full structure response was dispatched to Empire Avenue for a reported smoke inside a structure. Engine 13 arrived on scene and found that the smoke was coming from Victory Place. Engine 14 responded to the corrected address, which was a plating business. Personnel discovered a vat was off gassing a white smoke. All units backed out and the assignment was upgraded to a hazardous materials (HazMat) response. The building’s representatives informed fire personnel that they had been cleaning a tank with chemicals. Six Burbank personnel required medical evaluation and were later released back to full duty.

HazMat 12 made the entry and shut off the power to the vat with Glendale HazMat 24 backing them up. The Burbank Police Department provided traffic control and safety for personnel. All units cleared the scene at approximately 0300 hours. During the incident, Glendale units moved up and covered Burbank stations. There were no reported injuries to fire or civilian personnel.

Personnel at Chemical Hazard Incident

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