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Hazmat team responds to sulfuric acid leak in Paso

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Hazmat Team responded to a sulfuric acid leak in Paso Robles on Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire.

About 1,500 gallons of sulfuric acid leaked out of an “irrigation-type tank” in the 6900 block of Estrella Road near Airport Road, according to Cal Fire spokesman Adan Orozco and the PulsePoint app.

The tank was “out in the middle of vineyards with dirt road access,” Orozco said. No evacuations were ordered and no one was injured.

The leak was first reported at about 9:30 a.m., Orozco said.

The spill was contained at about 12:15 p.m., and SLO County Environmental Health took over for cleanup, Orozco said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Hazmat Team is made up of firefighters from multiple agencies around the county.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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