Prattville – Fire trucks and emergency vehicles were called to the scene near the Public Works yard on Doster Road this morning at about 9:30 AM Lt. Robert Van Valkenberg of the Prattville Fire Department, said that his guys were out training at the time.
“We were dispatched to this location for a truck that had a chemical release. Upon arrival, we found smoke coming out of one of those vegetation trucks (orange truck that has the lift in the back that pick up trash). The caller said that the smell was acidic and he could taste it in his throat,” Valkenberg said.
The Lieutenant further stated that they immediately evacuated the area and the Prattville Fire Department Hazmat (Hazardous Materials Response Team) was sent out. “We applied an agent called F500 which is used to penetrate materials and we extinguished the fire. But, at this time we do not know what the material was and the incident is still under investigation.” Doster Road was reopened to traffic around 12:30 p.m.
Article by Melissa Parker
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