cooking oil hazardous

Fairfield firefighters use a thermal imaging camera to inspect a suspicious drum of liquid Monday in Fairfield. The drum was in an alley behind Texas Street businesses on the south side, between Webster and Jackson streets. The liquid turned out to be cooking oil. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


Possible hazardous material is cooking oil

By From page A4 | February 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Emergency crews closed a downtown alley for three hours Monday while they tried to determine if a leaky, 55-gallon metal container contained hazardous materials.

The incident happened in the alley on the block between Webster and Jackson streets and Texas and Missouri streets, behind Texas Street businesses. Fairfield Fire Battalion Chief Bob Stoffel said the substance turned out to be cooking oil and water in an unmarked container.

Local restaurants used the container, Stoffel said. The city referred the incident to county Environmental  Management. The container should have been properly marked, he said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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