Chemical spill in Riverside County injures 16, including firefighter

HMN-Dateline Riverside California, more than a dozen people from one incident were transported to local hospitals during a chemical spill. Most suffered respiratory irritating complaint according to the LA Times. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the spill and origin of the irritant.

Sixteen people, including a firefighter, were injured Thursday in a chemical spill at an Eastvale food distribution center, authorities said.

Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters received a call at 2:48 p.m. of hazardous material waste at Starkist Foods in the 12000 block of Philadelphia Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they discovered about 40 gallons of an unknown chemical overturned inside the warehouse.

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