Firefighters give all-clear after Southeast Side chemical scare

Falling debris releases acid fumes


SAN ANTONIO – A haz-mat scare on San Antonio's Southeast Side ended safely Saturday morning.

The chemical scare began when falling debris hit a container and released hydrochloric acid.

Workers were doing roof repair at a business on East Houston Street just outside of Loop 410 around 9:15 a.m. when the roofing material fell off, hitting the container.

Firefighters said the accident sent acid fumes drifting into the air, and toward surrounding businesses.

But a haz-mat crew inspected the source of the leak and determined the acid fumes did not present an ongoing threat.

Fire crews gave the all-clear after about 90 minutes.

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