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.

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