Ventura County firefighters, and Sheriff’s deputies say what they first thought was a hazardous materials incident in a Thousand Oaks neighborhood is actually a crime scene.
It happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, on the 1600 block of Marian Avenue.
Fire department officials say following a chemical release which apparently occurred in a vehicle, two injured teens drove themselves to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, briefly causing a contamination concern.
Officials say the situation at the hospital was quickly brought under control.
A third teen was decontaminated in the neighborhood.
Authorities say the chemical was a white powdery substance, but they aren’t sure exactly what yet. They now think it wasn’t as dangerous as initially feared.