SACRAMENTO (CBS13)–  A hazardous materials situation in South Sacramento has forced dozens of businesses to be evacuated and sent at least two people to the hospital.

Sacramento City fire crews were called to the 8500 block of Elder Creek Road for a tractor trailer fire shortly after 8:00 this morning.

When they arrived, they found a white vapor coming from the truck. 

More than 50 businesses have been evacuated and roads in the area closed off.  Buildings on Sky Creek Drive, Light Sky Drive, Blue Sky Court and Younger Creek Drive all have been evacuated.

Just before noon, fire fighters opened the back of the tractor-trailer to try and determine the source.  They first thought the truck may have been carrying batteries.  Now they believe it’s several different materials that are creating a chemical reaction.

Comments (12)
  1. darcyzzz says:

    look at all of those over paid firefighters and cops standing around on my tax dollars. Do something!!!

    1. Mandy says:

      They are doing “something”. They are earning their salary just standing around. Isn’t it GREAT?!?!?

  2. kc says:

    They can’t do anything without proper protective equipment. It’s a level 3 hazmat situation.

    1. Mandy says:

      Then they shouldn’t be there! They should be busy trying to catch the REAL CRIMINALS! THE BAD GUYS! (I’m sure there are plenty of them in Sac.

  3. Cindy says:

    Do what? Until they know what’s going on what do you want them to do? If they weren’t there and people were killed because of it then you would say how come they weren’t there. They can’t win.

    1. Mandy says:

      You’re right, but 200 of them standing around doing nothing?!?!?! Give me a break! one or two cops max would be enough!!!

    2. Mandy says:

      Until they know what is going on they should be busy catching the bad guys. If they don’t know yet, they should not have so many cops just standing around “looking busy”. GEEESSSSHHHHHH!

      1. nocrybabies says:

        Mandy, does your momma know you are using her computer? Didn’t she tell you to stop smoking dope and get a job???????

  4. lreina says:

    They are breathing in hazardous fumes while they are”Standing around” they are doing the clean up and keeping others out of harms way so u can be at home breathing easier Have respect for tose who clean up the mess of careless others who r probably disposing of batteries by setting em on fire

  5. Diana Broadbent Verba says:

    I’m thankful these crews are out there to protect us!
    You would want the same if this was in your area.

    1. Mandy says:

      Yeah, I bet they’ll “protect and serve you” alright…..WITH A TICKET! LOL LOL LOL

  6. Chuck says:

    “Budget cuts”, thats all you hear from Fire Officers… I’ve been watching the live news cast… seems they got more than enough firefighters on scene, walking around and still no water for suppression or exposure protection.. and what agency is responsible for Haz Mat in Sacramento…I know fire is called but ultimatley who is reaponsble? County Health?

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