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Mobile Fire-Rescue Stabilizes Hazmat Incident on Halls Mill Road

Jun 1st, 2024

Mobile, Ala. — Mobile Fire-Rescue Department mitigated release of chlorine gas and stabilized an incident at 5237 Halls Mill Road Saturday, June 1, 2024. A shelter-in-place order from earlier in the morning was lifted at 10:12 a.m.

A private contractor cleanup company is still on scene to remove materials and evaluate further needs for the incident.

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department units were dispatched at about 7:03 a.m. for a report of commercial building fire. District 2 Chief was first on scene noting multiple vehicles on fire behind a warehouse. He also noted that power lines were down in the area.

Crews established a water supply and extinguished the fire. Pallets of pool chlorine material in buckets at the scene appeared to be reacting with water, and Hazmat 15 was dispatched to the scene. A shelter-in-place order was issued for residents near the incident as crews monitored levels of chlorine in the air.

Hazmat 15 used sodium bicarbonate to neutralize the chlorine chemicals that were releasing chlorine into the air. The shelter-in-place order was lifted once levels receded to a safe point.

Cleanup at the incident will be ongoing for some time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

District 2, Engine 19, Engine 28, Engine 7, Rescue 19, Truck 10, Truck 5, District 1, Engine 16 and Rehab 1 were units dispatched to the scene.

In a separate, unrelated incident involving chlorine, Saraland Fire Rescue Department hazardous materials team worked a vehicle collision on I-10 between U.S. Highway 90 and Theodore Dawes Road with the Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue Department.