Emergency crews respond to tanker leak in Douglas

Tanker moved to remote location for further inspection

Emergency crews respond to tanker leak in Douglas
Crews are responding to a possible hazmat incident in Douglas. (Source: Cochise County)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Several law enforcement agencies responded to a possible hazmat situation that was later determined to be a tanker leak in Douglas late Sunday night, Sept. 15.

According to a post on the Cochise County Facebook page, the tanker was moved to a remote location for further inspection and the hazmat situation was under control.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said the situation happened in the 1700 block of Sulphur Springs Road, which is near Pan American Ave and G Street.

Highway 80 was temporarily closed between 16th Street and 19th Street.

Douglas Police, Douglas Fire, and Cochise County Sheriff's Office Deputies, and Sheriff's Assist Team are on scene in...

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Sunday, September 15, 2019

According to an alert on the Cochise County Facebook page, a few homes in the area had been evacuated as a precaution. Residents were told that first responders would tell them when it was safe to return home.

The county posted there was no immediate threat to the public.

LATEST INFO: The HAZMAT situation was a tanker leak, which is now under control. The tanker is currently being moved to...

Posted by Cochise County - Government on Sunday, September 15, 2019

According to the county, evacuation and road closures were posted on the County Emergency Map.

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