Chemical spill prompts shelter-in-place for area around Great Oak High School

A chemical spill in Temecula prompted a shelter-in-place notice and caused a lockdown at Great Oak High School Friday, Sep. 1. Valley News/Scott Padgett photo
TEMECULA - At approximately 7:42 a.m. on Friday, Sep. 1, officers responded to a chemical spill near the 1200 block of Pechanga Parkway, near Pechanga Resort Casino. The Public Information Officer on scene told local photographer Scott Padgett of Time Stood Still Photography, who was near the area at the time, that a commercial vehicle spilled about 275 gallons of pool chemicals.According to the Riverside County Fire Department, a shelter in place was issued for the area South of Rocky Bear Drive, West of Peach Tree Street as well as North of Pechanga Rd./Live Oak Rd. and East of Pechanga Resort. The spill also prompted a lockdown at Great Oak High School. Fire officials stated that the shelter in place was given, and the school was locked down out of an abundance of caution, and there
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