500 County residents in Los Angeles evacuated due to the explosion of trucks with hydrogen

500 County residents in Los Angeles evacuated due to the explosion of trucks with hydrogen

On Sunday afternoon in diamond Bar, Los Angeles, exploded the truck, a fully loaded tank with hydrogen. The incident occurred at 13:30 near the intersection of Golden springs drive and Brea Canyon road.

The County Sheriff’s office announced that during a state of emergency nobody has suffered, however, people are urged to avoid the scene in connection with the leak of dangerous westva.

#Diamondbar fire semi truck carrying hydrogen tubes.Update per @LACoFDPIO scene is static, with Evacs in surrounding business as a precaution no injury»s reported. #LASD deputies briefing @SDMLASD @WALDBLASD @INDLASD assisting with Evacs at this time pic.twitter.com/VVdwsBecZr

— LA County Sheriff’s (@LASDHQ) February 12, 2018

According to ABC7, the vehicle was carrying 20 tank cars of hydrogen with a capacity of 50 gallons.

As a precaution, authorities evacuated about 500 residents of the affected area and employees of local businesses.

Shortly before 16:00, firefighters reported that they were able to extinguish the truck, noting that crews will be cooling of the tank until, until it will erode all of the gas.

#CanyonIC in #Diamondbar fire semi truck carrying hydrogen tubes. There are no visible flames, E-119 & E-120 will continue to actively cool the tubes until remaing hydrogen is expelled. The scene is static, with Evacs in surrounding business as a precaution no injury»s reported pic.twitter.com/LlIMylJBTj

— LACounty Fire PIO (@LACoFDPIO) February 11, 2018

In connection with the situation California highway patrol blocked the entrances to Brea Canyon road.

Note that hydrogen is not toxic, but explosive in mixtures with air.

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