Hazmat investigation underground in Venice, California

A hazardous materials investigation was underway in Venice Wednesday night, officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department announced.

Crews responded to calls of an unresponsive person in a vehicle at around 8:43 pm, in the 600 block of East Venice Boulevard.

“Upon arrival, what is believed to be flammable substances (liquid? gas?) were observed in the vehicle. Therefore, the response has been upgraded to a hazardous materials incident,” LAFD said in a news release.

Aerial footage from Sky5 showed a large presence of first responders at the scene. Firefighters could be seen looking into a vehicle, and a large damp spot in the street was also visible.

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