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Hazardous Materials Leak
updated: Feb 11, 2013, 7:48 PM

Source: the Santa Barbara County Fire Department

At 3:54 pm, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a hazardous materials leak, located at 7095 Marketplace Drive in Goleta (Costco). SBCFD responded four engines, an Air/Light Unit, a Hazardous Materials Team, and three chief officers to the scene. An American Medical Response ambulance was called to stand by.

Upon arrival to the scene, firefighters found the building with its evacuation plan initiated. Employees described a leak in the refrigeration unit. Firefighters shut down the compressors and the leak stopped. R-22 is a flammable gas that is 3.5 times heavier than air. Firefighters are putting together a ventilation plan. APDC has been notified. One employee was assessed at the scene and released.

As of 6:20pm, the ventilation of the building has been successful. Resources are being released and employees will be returning to the store soon.

The cause of the leak is unknown.

Costco is being evacuated for a gas leak. Full fire is in response and then some. (02/12/13)
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