Hazmat responds to Temecula restaurant

TEMECULA – For a second day, two people became ill at a Temecula restaurant, prompting a hazmat team response, authorities said.

At 7:49 p.m., firefighters were called to the Shogun Restaurant in the 41500 block of Margarita Road on a report of an unusual odor, the Riverside County Fire Department’s Jody Hagemann said.

Patrons and restaurant employees were evacuated while Riverside County Health officials searched for the substance causing the odor, Hagemann said.

“Two patients were evaluated but declined transport,” she said.

At 10:40 p.m. the incident was over, Hagemann said. The findings were not available.

Firefighters and a hazardous materials team were called to the restaurant at 8:39 p.m. Friday after an unknown substance may have caused people in the restaurant to feel ill, Riverside County Fire Department’s Tawny Cabral said.

Paramedics evaluated and took two victims to area hospitals by ground ambulance with minor injuries, Cabral said.

The cause was undetermined and the incident was turned over to Riverside County Environmental Health, she said.

One Response to "Hazmat responds to Temecula restaurant"

  1. tom suttle   February 12, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    My family has enjoyed this restaurant for years. Everything about the place has been sublime… the service, the cleanliness, the food, the people… everything! I hope, and actually expect, that this situation will turn out to be simply explained and quickly corrected.


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