Roanoke firefighters stop two-alarm hazardous material vehicle fire
ROANOKE, Va. – Crews worked to stop the spread of hazardous materials after a commercial vehicle fire on Friday afternoon.
At 3:06 p.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1100 block of Industry Ave. SE for a possible structure fire.
Rescue workers arrived to find a commercial vehicle contain hazardous materials engulfed in flames, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Units on scene immediately initiated a second alarm and were able to extinguish the fire.
The Hazardous Materials Team worked on containment of the leakage. Roanoke Fire-EMS announced around 9:30 p.m. that the hazmat spill was contained and crews remained on scene to help clean up.
No injuries have been reported and there is no threat to the surrounding community.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
#UPDATE The hazmat spill was contained and we continue to remain on scene to support clean-up operations at the facility. The company is transferring hazardous materials from the damaged truck to another vehicle. pic.twitter.com/11EAGjqfcg— Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) May 16, 2020
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