UPDATE (10:15): Mobile Fire-Rescue crews have identified the substance as sulfur. At this point, it is still unclear how the substance ended up on the ground.
“It is burning,” said Steve Huffman of Mobile-Fire Rescue. “The plan of action right now is to cover it in dirt. The clean-up contractor is on-site right now, they will monitor it and once it cools down then they will put it in barrels and dispose of it properly.”
Huffman said the substance covered about a 4ftx12ft area on the ground.
Mobile Fire-Rescue crews are on the scene of a possible hazardous materials spill on Industrial Canal Road in Mobile.
According to MFRD’s twitter page, an unknown substance was found leaking from a rail car.
Several fire trucks and hazardous materials crews are on the scene assessing.