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: Dixie Fire Update: Smoke From The 142,940-Acre Fire Is Now Drifting Into The Sacramento Valley
The firefighters backed off and called in hazmat crews to investigate the unmarked barrel at Alliance Roofing Company.
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/YBWyJBoAjbREAD MORE: 2 Men Arrested After Catalytic Converter Theft In Yuba City
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No injuries have been reported.MORE NEWS: Remains Of WWII Sailor From Stockton Killed At Pearl Harbor Officially Accounted For, Navy Says
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