‘White Haze’ Prompts
Bernardino County Fire Fighters from the City of Victorville responded
to a report of white haze coming from
a welding supply business in the 15600 block of 2ndStreet in
Victorville. Response to the incident was San Bernardino County Fire with 2
Medic Engines, 1 Truck Company, 1 Hazardous Materials Unit and a Battalion
County Sheriff also responded and assisted with
isolation of the area and shutting down streets.
arrival, crews found a gas leak to the rear of the business and requested
Hazardous Materials Units from San Bernardino County Fire’s Hazardous Materials
team. Crews isolated the area off and monitored the air quality to ensure
there was no harm to public safety.
Crews made entry and found a Carbon Dioxide
(CO2) leak from a 500 gallon tank at the business. Crews used special
safety gear and tools to shut the leak down and mitigate the hazard. The
leak was secured within an hour of the call. After the leak was shut
down, crews continued to monitor the air and tank to ensure the area was
safe. The business was closed at the time of the incident and no injuries
were reported to civilians or fire personnel.