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Advance Disposal in Hesperia evacuated Friday morning after explosion

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Employees at Advance Disposal in Hesperia were evacuated following a small explosion within their facility Friday morning.

It happened just after 8:30 am, on June 21, 2019, in the 17100 block of Mesa Street in Hesperia.

San Bernardino County Firefighters arrived on scene and located the employees who had already evacuated the facility prior to their arrival.

County Fire spokesperson Eric Sherwin said the explosion took place in some kind of sorting machinery and it was possibly a compressed vessel or container like a fire extinguisher that went through the machine and failed and exploded.

“Out of an abundance of caution, they sealed it off. We do have hazmat personnel onsite. They made entry into the facility to test the air and check for any hazardous conditions,” stated Sherwin.

Sherwin said there was no hazard to the public and everything was contained within the facility.

The air samples returned negative and the command was terminated at 10:37 am. According to Sherwin, “it was an aerosol can that inadvertently went through a sorting machine.”

No injuries were reported by the public or firefighters.

(Photos courtesy of Michael Bailey with Above & Beyond  Landscaping)
(Photos courtesy of Michael Bailey with Above & Beyond Landscaping)

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