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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Monday February 12th, 2018 :: 03:40 a.m. PST
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*UPDATE* Evacuations lifted for Box Truck Hydrogen Tank Fire - Diamond Bar

In a continuing effort to efficiently work with partnering governmental agencies to ensure safety for the residents and business partners, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has lifted the mandatory evacuations in said areas in Diamond Bar. We have learned that the remaining hydrogen filled gas tanks in the Hydrogen truck tank fire, had to be manually released by Air Products (Proprietor) with the Los Angeles County Fire Department standing by. Although it was a lengthy process, it was deemed necessary as it was the safest and non-toxic way to handle the situation.  

All evacuations for the residents that were affected by the Box Truck Hydrogen Tank Fire in Diamond Bar are now able to return to their homes.
 
We thank all residents and business partners affected by the evacuations for their patience.  Your cooperation enabled us to work efficiently with our partnering agencies to provide our community a safe environment.
 
All Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel assisting with evacuations and road closures were demobilized.
 

Prepared by:
Wally Bracks, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
Hall of Justice - First floor  
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700




*****ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE AS FOLLOWS*****


San Dimas Sheriff’s Station received a call of a vehicle fire at a gas station, near the intersection of Golden Springs Drive and Brea Canyon Road, at approximately 1:23PM.  Deputies arrived and located the vehicle fire.  Deputies immediately noticed the hazard material placard on the vehicle.  The vehicle was unoccupied.  Minutes later the deputies located the driver of the vehicle who told them he ran from the vehicle because of the flammable materials he was transporting.
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed there was no evidence of a crime, therefore, the handle for the incident was taken over by Los Angeles County Fire Department.
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, assisted Los Angeles County Fire Department with precautionary evacuations of the nearby business and residents. LASD had a total of nine stations (Altadena, Crescenta Valley, Diamond Bar, San Dimas, East Los Angeles, Norwalk, Temple, Pico Rivera and Walnut) and the Emergency Operations Bureau to assist with road closures and precautionary evacuations.
 
As of 8:45 PM the Precautionary Evacuations are as follows and Precautionary Evacuations have NOT been lifted.
 
Evacuation Areas:
-Area West of Valley Vista Drive/East of Lemon Avenue
-Areas South of the 60 Freeway/North of the 57 Freeway
 
When evacuations become necessary, residents are reminded to be prepared.  Please prepare a bag that contains:

  1. Your identification
  2. Your Medications
  3. Any important documents you might have or need (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)
  4. Any emergency supplies you need
  5. a change of clothes and toiletries
 
You might be away from your residence for a prolonged period of time.
If residents are asked to evacuate, or have been evacuated, they can seek shelter at:
 
Emergency Shelter:
 
*Diamond Bar High school (Overnight Accommodations)
21400 Pathfinder Road Diamond Bar CA 91765
 
*Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Church
22324 Golden Springs Drive Diamond Bar CA 91765
 
We will let you know as soon as the area is safe to re-enter and precautionary evacuations have been lifted by Los Angeles County Fire Department. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel are involved with the public safety efforts in the area.
 
Deputies will remain in the area to provide security and escorts if necessary.
- Assist with notifications and evacuations if they become necessary;
- Protect residences, businesses and property;
- Provide posts at road closures;
- And assist the community as needed.
 
In order to provide for the safety of homeowners and first responders, residents are encouraged to comply with the evacuation orders.
Unified Command continues to evaluate current weather conditions and evacuations will be lifted as soon as it is deemed safe for re-entry.
 
Written by:
Deputy Joana Warren
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
Hall of Justice - First floor  
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

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