County Public Works is on its way to retrieve a suspicious, odorous container at Fair Oaks Avenue and 4th Avenue. The Redwood City Fire Department shut down 5th Avenue to investigate the potentially hazardous material and is just re-opening the street, according to Battalion Chief Dan Abrams with the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department.
A resident called the Redwood City Fire Department around 4:45 p.m. to report a suspicious container in a gutter “with a bite to it,” Abrams said.
Firefighters in three fire engines and one truck plus emergency officials from Menlo Park, Woodside, Belmont and San Carlos arrived on scene and began clearing around 7:45 p.m.
“We’ve been hearing sirens all night,” said resident Dave Johnson, who lives on 6th Avenue near Middlefield Road.
A chemist with the county’s HazMat team has not been able to specifically identify the material.
No one was injured.
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