CARSON (CBSLA.com) — A chemical spill in Carson Tuesday forced the evacuations of more than 100 people.
Los Angeles County Fire spokesperson Scott Miller says a 55-gallon drum in the back of a big rig spilled 5-10 gallons of a type of benzyl chloride inside the trailer.READ MORE: California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas
Two HazMat task forces responded to the scene at 20000 South Santa Fe Avenue Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: Driver Slams Into Homeless Encampment In Brentwood
Firefighters were working to remove the undamaged drums and to put the damaged barrel into another barrel. Some crew members had to be decontaminated after handling the spill.
More than 120 people in nearby buildings were evacuated.MORE NEWS: Mid-City Man Tries To Evict Tenant, Finds He's Been Accused Of Stealing Nearly $2K From Georgia Charity
No one was hurt.