Santa Rosa, CA – December 18, 2019 –
Sonoma County Fire Prevention
and Hazmat responded to a sodium hypochlorite leak Wednesday morning at 7:09 AM.
This leak was the result of a truck fire, which took place at northbound U.S.
Highway 101 at the South Cloverdale exit.
The highway remains open, but
the South Cloverdale exit is currently closed. The Sonoma County Hazmat team
responded along with Cloverdale Fire Protection District, California Department
of Fish and Wildlife, Healdsburg Fire Department, California Highway Patrol,
and Caltrans. Agencies are taking initial control actions to contain the leak,
and they anticipate being on the scene minimally 4-6 hours to stop the leak and
complete any necessary cleanup. Responders are equipped with Level B hazmat
suits, which have splash protection and self-contained breathing apparatus
Permit Sonoma’s Fire
Prevention and Hazardous Materials Division is responsible for emergency
response to hazardous materials incidents throughout most of the County in
coordination with local response personnel. This team, which has completed
rigorous training and state certification, consists of paid department staff as
well as volunteers from the community who are trained to respond to any level
of hazardous materials incidents in the county.