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Barrels of Unknown Substance Left on Sidewalk in Rancho PQ, Hazmat Responding

San Diego Fire-Rescue hazardous materials teams were called to the scene of abandoned barrels left on the city sidewalk in Rancho Peñasquitos on Sunday morning.

San Diego police requested the hazmat units around 9:20 a.m. after a police sergeant spotted the blue barrels on the sidewalk at the 9900 block of Kika Court.

Police were initially called to the area after a caller reported a suspicious package in the area.

The barrels contained an unknown substance, SDFD spokesman Jose Ysea said.

The hazmat teams took samples from the 55-gallon drums and contacted a hazmat company to dispose of the materials, he said.

Ysea, however, did not specify what the substance was.

No other information was available.

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