SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hazmat crews are investigating after a neighbor reported a bad odor coming from an industrial area in North Sacramento.
Sacramento Fire says a neighbor reported the odor in the 1600 block of Helena Avenue Tuesday night around 8:13 p.m. Crews located a 55-gallon drum at the scene emitting an odor that made some firefighters cough.READ MORE: Towering Rocklin Officer Didn’t Need Ladder To Save Senior Inside 2-Story Home
The firefighters backed off and called in hazmat crews to investigate the unmarked barrel at Alliance Roofing Company.READ MORE: Sacramento Parents Questioning Homecoming Vaccine Requirements
Officials have evacuated businesses within a one-block radius and closed down some roads in the area as crews determine what is causing the odor. No residential areas are under evacuation, officials said.
HAPPENING NOW: Emergency crews respond to a hazmat situation off of Auburn Blvd in Sacramento. We’re told a neighbor called 911 to report a bad odor coming from an industrial recycling area. Crews located a 55 gallon drum emitting a bad odor but they don’t know what it is yet pic.twitter.com/YBWyJBoAjb
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No injuries have been reported.MORE NEWS: Multiple Big Rig Crash Closes I-80 Near Nevada State Line
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