HWY 99 semi truck fire slows traffic after fears of hazmat situation in Tulare County

TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News heard reports of a possible spill on Highway 99 and Avenue 184 in Tulare County but officials say this was not a spill. Fire crews are still trying to figure out what exactly happened, but right now this is being treated as a vehicle fire involving a big rig.

Visalia Fire Hazmat was called out and is currently looking into the situation.

The call for this vehicle fire came in at around 3:30 p.m. The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the big rig saw signs of smoke or fire in his truck. He was also nervous about some corrosive material in the truck

The California Highway Patrol said there has been no spill and right now, this is not considered a hazmat type situation.

Visalia Fire Hazmat will assess the situation with their technology and equipment to check for additional heat sources and what kind of hazardous materials, if any, are in the truck.
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