Asbestos From Massive Hangar Fire at Tustin Air Base Closes Schools

CBS Los Angeles by Matthew Rodriguez

Los Angeles, CA – Tustin Unified School District closed all campuses on Thursday after air quality experts detected asbestos at the historic hangar that burned down yesterday. These closures will affect preschools and daycares. The South Coast Air Quality Management District collected the samples from the public land surrounding the hangar. Crews found that the Tustin Legacy area tested greater than 1% positive for asbestos, according to the district. As a result, the city declared a local state of emergency Thursday afternoon to coordinate the cleanup effort with outside agencies such as the United States Navy. For the full text, click here.