MONTECITO, CA 12/5/2016, – The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to a reported chemical spill at the Four Seasons Biltmore at 11:33 a.m.
50 gallons of “Oxonia Active” leaked from a 300- gallon container. The spill occurred behind the hotel, in the loading dock. Firefighters stopped the leak, and clean-up will be conducted by a private Hazardous Waste Contract Clean Up company.
There were over 20 firefighters on scene. The agencies on scene include: Montecito Fire Protection District, Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, California Highway Patrol and American Medical Response.
Two civilians sustained minor injuries from the initial exposure: one injury involved chemicals exposure to the hands, the other sustained injury from inhalation. Both were transported to a local hospital.
There was no threat to water ways or storm drains.
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