Officials said the number of missed inspections totals about half of the 2,600 that the Orange County Fire Authority is required to conduct.
A Fontana neighborhood was evacuation Sunday as a precaution against an exploded chemical that caused several people to become overcome and sick.
A worker at a hazardous materials sorting facility in Inglewood had to be hospitalized Monday when a canister released an unknown material that had dozens of people complaining of eye irritation.
Fire officials say a science experiment “gone awry” prompted the evacuation at East Valley High School in North Hollywood.
A balloon filled with flour prompted a school bus to be evacuated in Santa Clarita on Wednesday.
An envelope containing white powder was found at CBS Television City Wednesday, marking the third such occurrence since last November.
A hazmat team was called to the Northridge Fashion Center Sunday to investigate reports of a “strange odor.”