Authorities investigated a package sent to a Templeton winery Thursday that reportedly began leaking an unknown liquid.
On Thursday morning, Wild Horse Winery received a package in the mail “that was unusual for them,” Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms said.
When winery staff opened the package, it started leaking some type of liquid, so they called 911, Elms said.
The San Luis Obispo County Regional Hazmat Team arrived and spent the better part of the day investigating the package, Elms said.
“It could be benign, but it has been deemed a hazmat incident until they identify the liquid,” Elms said.
At about 11 a.m., Cal Fire tweeted that about a dozen winery employees have been evacuated, but no injuries were reported.
By 5 p.m., the agency tweeted that the incident was closed and all county fire resources had been released from the scene. Cal Fire did not disclose what the package contained.
Requests for additional information were not returned Thursday.