Firefighters and a hazardous materials firm were at an aerospace manufacturing firm in Brea Thursday morning putting out a two-alarm fire and dealing with hazardous materials unleashed by the water, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 2:53 a.m. at Bristol Industries at 630 E. Lambert Road, according to a dispatcher at Metro Cities Fire Dispatch in Orange County.
Workers were being checked for exposure to the chemicals and firefighters were working to put out the last of the flames, he said.
Lambert Road was closed in both directions between State College Boulevard and Cliffwood Avenue.
Authorities are asking drivers to use alternate routes until further notice.
Information on whether anyone was injured was not available.
Area residents have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, according to the Brea police. The Brea Community Center has been designated a temporary shelter while fire crews extinguish the fire.
Bristol Industries makes fasteners for the aerospace industry, according to the company’s website.
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