Chemical Spill Forces Evacuation in Murray

Chemical Spill Forces Evacuation in Murray

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Several Murray families are back in the homes this morning after 19 gallons of a mysterious spilled substance force their evacuation.

Fire and Hazmat crews were called out a little after 8:00 last night after two people reported 19 jugs of an unknown liquid in the middle of the road at 4500 S. 200 West.

While cleaning up the mess, some firefighters complained of eye irritation. So, for precautionary messures, three nearby homes were evacuated.

As the investigation continues, crews say it appears this was all just an accident.

Jesse Valenzuela/ Murray City Fire Dept.: "The way it's spilled and laying out there, it looks like it possibly fell off a truck. Some of them are spilt over, some of them are upright, and some of them are upside down."

Hazmat crews tested the substance, and believe the liquid may have been used to flush out radiators. In high doses it can be very toxic to the body.

But luckily, the situation was not that bad, and no one needed to be treated at the hospital.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast