9 taken to hospitals, including 2 firefighters, after hazmat response in Jurupa Valley


JURUPA VALLEY, California (KABC) — Nine people, including two firefighters, were transported to hospitals Friday morning after a “corrosive material” prompted the evacuation of a building in the Jurupa Valley, officials said.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the emergency was reported around 10:15 a.m. in the 2200 block of Via Cerro, just east of Market Street.

Half a dozen motorcycle crews and several ambulances were dispatched to the site, where three people initially called in sick, firefighters said.

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The entire building was evacuated.

At 12:46 p.m., firefighters said a hazardous materials team entered the building.

The two firefighters have been treated and released from hospital, the service reports on Twitter. There was no immediate update on the civilians’ circumstances.

DEVELOPMENT: More details will be added to this report as they become available.

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