Update 03/06/2023 5:22 pm
The incident is determined to be stabilized and will be turned over to UCSB for cleanup. Fire Hazmat resources are being released. The cause is under investigation.
Update 03/06/2023 2:20 pm
UCSB Hazardous Materials Incident Update: Multiple hazmat materials teams are on scene. Firefighters are preparing for a Level A (encapsulated suit) entry for chemical sampling/testing.
03/06/2023 1:23 pm
Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to Elings Hall, Building 226, for a reported chemical waste storage container fire this morning around 11 am. Alarms sounded, and sprinklers activated. Approximately 70 people self-evacuated and there were no injuries reported. Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara City Fire Hazmat Teams arrived on the scene.