200-gallon acid spill clears truck stop off I-15

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Updated: 12/16/2013 8:22 pm

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an acid spill has forced the evacuation of a truck stop on the route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Scott Fanus of the San Bernardino County Fire Department says 200 gallons of acid leaked from a truck in the fueling area at Pilot Truck stop in Hesperia off Interstate 15 shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Fanus tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that about two hours later fire crews were transferring the remaining hydrochloric acid in the 50,000-gallon tank so it could be hauled away and the evacuation could be lifted.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.


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