MFD called out to St. Paul Avenue after tanker truck leaks sodium hydroxide

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department was called out to the 2100 block of W. St. Paul Avenue on Thursday morning, December 4th to deal with a 275-gallon sodium hydroxide spill.

Fire officials responded to the scene around 10:30 a.m.

We're told the sodium hydroxide leaked from a tanker truck. The truck's driver was able to quickly pull to the side of the road and put booms down to corral the leaking chemical.

When fire officials arrived, they found that the sodium hydroxide, which is very caustic and can burn skin and even metal was solidifying, as it freezes at 50 degrees.

A private contractor that deals with chemical spills was called out to the scene and they worked to clean up the spill.

No one was injured.