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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Walt Disney Studios entrance on Buena Vista Street Burbank April 12, 2018

Hazmat situation at Disney Studios Burbank

Burbank Fire units and Hazmat team were spotted rushing through the Buena Vista Street entrance of the Walt Disney Studios today. It happened just before 9 a.m. this morning. ABC-7 reported the problem was acid leaking from an overheated battery on one of the sound stages. Fire personnel contained the spill and treated “eight employees complaining of minor symptoms,” according to a news release from Simone McFarland, Burbank public information officer.  Apparently the fumes from the leak caused some distress, but no one was transported to the hospital. After fire... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Costco store 1051 West Burbank Blvd. Burbank July 21, 2014

Burbank Costco reopens today after hazmat incident

Burbank’s Costco is back in business today after shutting down yesterday afternoon due to a hazmat incident. Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday a refrigerant line apparently ruptured. “The 911 call reported a possible Freon leak after a loud bang. Any report of a gas or chemical involved in an incident initiates a Hazardous Materials response,”  said Captain Peter Hendrickson, Burbank Fire spokesman, in an email. The giant membership warehouse store at 1051 West Burbank Boulevard was evacuated. KTLA sent out this tweet about the situation: “Everybody started running…it was chaos,”Costco shopper says... Read More →

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