A fire station in Riverside County (CA) was evacuated yesterday after possible explosives were brought there.
A family was cleaning out a house in the community of Valle Vista when they came across some unusual items and brought them to an area fire station, according to the Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/15xHVL4). Not knowing how dangerous the potential materials were, firefighters evacuated the station and called in a bomb squad.
Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Battalion Chief Dean Viek told reporters the potential explosive materials appeared to be chemicals used for making fireworks.
Read further details about the incident at http://bit.ly/15xHVL4.
The local fire department may be one of the first stops for citizens inquiries about suspicious materials and chemicals. For more on such incidents, consider Hazmat Survival Tips: Scare at Abandoned General Store, First-Due Companies at Hazardous Materials Incidents, Response to Homemade Explosives, and RESPONSE STRATEGIES FOR UNIDENTIFIED MATERIALS.