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10 barrels of toxic materials left on Burbank street

December 14, 2012 |  1:51 pm

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Burbank police have opened an investigation into who may have left 10 50-gallon barrels of toxic materials on a city street, threatening to spill into a nearby storm drain.

Firefighters and police were called at about 6:25 a.m. Thursday to Spazier Avenue just east of Victory Boulevard, where they discovered the barrels full of "various substances consistent with roofing materials similar to tar and white paint," police reported.

According to police, some of the barrels were leaking their contents toward the wash at the east end of Spazier Avenue, but they said firefighters were able to contain and clean up the spill.

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Hazardous Materials Unit were also at the scene.

Anyone with information on the matter can call Burbank police at (818) 238-3000. To remain anonymous, they can call (800) 222-TIPS.

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Image: A map shows in red the approximate location where 10 50-gallon barrels of toxic materials were found on a Burbank street. Credit: Google Maps

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