Painted Vehicle Makes Neighbors Sick
Press release from Arcata Fire:
Shortly after 11:00 A.M. Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a possible hazardous material incident at the Bracut Industrial Park off of U.S. Highway 101. Initial reports stated employees could smell fumes coming from a nearby building and complained of feeling sick and nauseous.
Arcata fire crews arrived on scene and the first two engine crews immediately
evacuated the building. A third Arcata engine crew worked with Hazmat personnel from
Humboldt Bay Fire to develop a plan to make entry into the building. After crews
entered the building it was discovered that the building was being used for auto body
restoration. It was reported by the tenant that he had sprayed a vehicle in the building
earlier this morning.
Although an ambulance was called to the scene, no injuries were reported.
Arcata Fire District responded with two engines, one truck and one chief officer.
Humboldt Bay Fire responded with one engine and one chief officer. Arcata – Mad
River Ambulance responded with once vehicle, Humboldt County Sheriff responded to
assist with logistics and Humboldt County Environmental Health responded.