Hazmat team called out to fire east of Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Hazmat team called out to fire east of Lubbock


A hazmat team was called out to assist fire crews Wednesday afternoon at the call of a fire at Tamarack Petroleum Co. located in the 4100 block of E. Erskine St. near the Idalou Highway east of Lubbock.

According to Roosevelt Fire Chief Bill Sides, fire crews got on scene about 1:30 p.m. and noticed smoke coming from a steel building on the property. Hazmat was called out because there was a sign on the door of the building that said "Caution: hydrogen sulfide."

An employee of the company arrived on the scene and allowed entry, and once inside crews found there was a belt on a pump that had broken and started smoking. 

No evacuations of neighboring structures were ordered and no hazardous materials threat was found. The scene was cleared in about 45 minutes, Sides said.

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