EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – On Sep. 7, the El Paso Fire Department were conducing a routine business inspection when they discovered a large amount of hazardous materials at the 1100 block of East San Antonio.
The chemicals were stored in unsafe containers which were located inside a business. The El Paso Fire Department activated a Hazardous Materials response due to the potential safety hazards. According to the EPFD, around 760 gallons of acid and base solutions were collected.
The Fire Marshal’s Office, HAZMAT team, and Fire crews were at the scene to prevent the potential release of the hazardous materials. The El Paso Fire Marshal’s Office and the City of El Paso are currently investigating the incident to determine if any further actions will be needed.
The story will be updated as we receive new information.