Emergency personnel responded to a hazardous material situation late Tuesday afternoon near Kenmore Square, according to the Boston Fire Department.
At around 4:45 p.m., firefighters received a call to 595 Beacon St. Upon arriving, they found that a FedEx truck had a box containing a leaking bottle of hydrochloric acid. There were no reports of injuries.
A FedEx panel truck had a box with a bottle of hydrochloric acid leaking in it. A Level 3 response as a precaution.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 2, 2016
Beacon St. outside Kenmore Sq pic.twitter.com/TKnd8063GL— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 2, 2016
Hazmat crews used a neutralizing agent in the back of the truck, according to the department. The bottle was expected to be placed in a container and packaged for a cleanup vendor to remove.
Haz Mat crews now using a neutralizing agent in back of truck on spill and bottle.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 2, 2016
After this procedure, bottle will be placed in oversized container and packaged up. A cleanup vendor come to remove.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 2, 2016
The department said that the level 3 response was only a precaution.
Both police and fire departments were asking people to avoid Beacon Street and Comm. Ave. in the Kenmore Square area.
No injuries. Please avoid Beacon St. and Comm Ave. in the area of Kenmore Sq. and Charlesgate. Gridlock.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 2, 2016
#BPDTrafficAdvisory: Pedestrians/motorists asked to avoid Beacon St/Bay State Rd area due to a hazmat concern on a Fed-Ex truck.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) February 2, 2016