Update 1 p.m:
The SLO County regional hazmat team has arrived at Promega and is preparing to enter the room where the fire began, according to a SLO City Fire tweet.
The team will ensure all hazardous materials located inside are controlled and will eliminate the risk of reignition, according to the tweet.
Update 12:20 p.m.:
SLO City Fire has requested the regional hazmat team to respond to the incident.
According to a tweet around 12:15 p.m., the initial fire was ignited by methanol and was controlled by a fire suppression foam system.
Crews are currently making an assessment of the room of origin. The incident is still ongoing.
San Luis Obispo City Fire crews are on scene for a potential hazmat incident in a warehouse off South Higuera Street on Tuesday.
According to a tweet by SLO City Fire, firefighters responded to reports of a commercial structure fire at 277 Granada around 11:45 a.m.
When they arrived, they found the fire out, but “crews are evaluating a potential hazardous materials situation.”
Biotech business Promega Biosciences LLC is listed at that address.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct who requested the regional hazmat team. It was SLO City Fire.