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Strong odor from pool chemicals prompts evacuation in San Jacinto

A leak of pool chemicals from a shipping container emitted a strong smell in a San Jacinto residential neighborhood Saturday, forcing the evacuation of some homes.

At 2:21 a.m., a strong chemical odor was reported in the 800 block of Shaver Street, the Riverside County Fire Department reported. Firefighters located pool chemicals leaking from a large shipping container. A hazardous materials team and cleanup crews were sent to the scene.

At about 8 a.m., an evacuation order was issued for homes east of Hewitt Street, south of Seventh Avenue, north of Shaver Street and west of Camino Los Banos. A care and reception center was established at San Jacinto High School at 500 Idyllwild Drive, Cal Fire officials said.

At around 10:20 a.m., an evacuation warning was issued for the area of south of Main Street, west of San Jacinto Avenue, north of Esplanade and east of Ramona Expressway.

Updated Oct. 29, 2022, 11:08 a.m.

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