• Intrusion alarm reveals north Tulsa acid spill


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:


    • An intrusion alarm sent police to Independent Building Materials around 5:50 a.m.
    • They found between 3 and 4 gallons of muriatic acid spilled at the business
    • Hazmat crews were called to the scene
    • Muriatic acid is not flammable but creates explosion hazards if it comes into contact with metal
    • Police said someone broke a window in a possible attempted burglary
    • They knocked over a bottle of the acid during that break-in
    • Firefighters were working to neutralize the acid with water and soda ash; the company called a private company to continue cleaning as its no longer a public safety issue
    • This is the second time this week burglars have targeted the business. 

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