HFD: Big rig venting chemical at NE Houston business

June 28, 2012 9:06:21 AM PDT
Officials were called to the scene of a chemical leak at a business in northeast Houston.

At about 6:45am, the Houston Fire Department was called to 5402 Mesa, when someone noticed smoke rising from the business. According to HFD Captain Ruy Lozano, when crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from a cargo container on an 18-wheeler that was parked at the back of the business.

The container was venting its cargo, which was identified as ammonia persulfate. Officials are trying to figure out why the container is venting the product.

Capt. Lozano says there is no danger to the public, no shelter-in-place order and no evacuations. No injuries have been reported.

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