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Unknown chemicals found in Shafter, HazMat called out

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Posted at 7:19 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 10:31:59-04

UPDATE (7:32 a.m.): Public Health says the chemicals that were found are illegally dumped pesticides. Environmental Health is still on scene to help with cleanup and removal.

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Kern County Public Health's HazMat team is assessing a situation in Shafter.

Kern Public Health sent out a tweet around 7 a.m. showing bottles of chemicals in the area of Cherry and Burbank.

It's not known what the chemicals are.