Visalia Hazmat leak forces evacuation

FRESNO, Calif.

It happened in Visalia at the household hazardous waste collection site on Cain near Goshen just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Visalia Fire Department says the leak happened while workers were preparing a container for packing.

The fire department responded with its hazmat team, and the area was evacuated for several hours while the leak was contained.

No one was injured, and the evacuation was lifted before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

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