Update: Evacuations were lifted Monday morning after a truck carrying compressed hydrogen caught fire in Diamond Bar Sunday.
*UPDATE* #LASD #DiamondBar – Box Truck Hydrogen Tank Fire evacuations have been lifted! The intersection of the EB 60 fwy and Golden Springs Road will remain closed, a 200 ft perimeter is established around the truck until it is towed away. Area has been rendered safe!
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 12, 2018
Original post: A semi-truck carrying compressed hydrogen caught fire in Diamond Bar on Sunday afternoon, forcing hundreds of people in the area to evacuate, officials said.
The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m., when one or more of the 25 hydrogen cylinders on the truck began leaking, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
About 500 people near the intersection of Brea Canyon Road and Golden Springs Drive were evacuated as crews cooled the cylinders with water.