Chemicals used to manufacture drugs found at Newbury Park home

Ventura County fire crews at the scene of a hazmat incident in Newbury Park. (Ventura County Fire Department)

Ventura County firefighters and Sheriff's deputies responded to a hazmat incident at a residential neighborhood in Newbury Park Tuesday night.

Chemicals consistent with those used to manufacture drugs were found in an unoccupied home, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the area of Whitegate Road and Lynn Road, according to officials.

(FOX 11 Los Angeles)

Ventura County Fire says a realtor was showing a perspective buyer the house when both saw the chemicals and immediately called 911. All chemicals inside the house are stable and not leaking.

Authorities say there is no danger to the surrounding residents, however, a “reverse 911” was issued to notify nearby residents of the incident and to shelter in place. 

Eastbound Lynn Road is closed at Lynnview Street for the investigation. It’s unknown when the roads will reopen.

Ventura County Fire Department is working in tandem with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Ventura County Environmental Health Department to dispose of those chemicals. No further details were immediately known.