Hazmat crew cleans chemical spill at 2400 block of 25th - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Hazmat crew cleans chemical spill at 2400 block of 25th

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock Fire Rescue dispatched a hazmat crew to the 2400 block of 25th Street on Monday afternoon.

A representative with the Lubbock Fire Department said there was a leak from a 55-gallon drum full of liquid used to make ink.

The liquid is a skin irritant and about a gallon of it spilled on the ground.

No one was exposed to the chemical, but fire department officials were concerned about this drum being present in an alley were children could be exposed.

There are two different daycare centers close to the alley.

A hazmat crew transferred the drum into a secure container and scooped up the soil where the liquid spilled.

Officials are still investigating how this material came to be in this location. Codes enforcement is investigating the incident and will determine if any citations need to be issued.

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-23 10:51:24 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:17 GMT
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:56:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

  • Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:37:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

Powered by Frankly