Riverside: Hazmat Situation At An AutoZone Auto Parts Store

On july 23, 2019 at approximately 11:30 am Riverside city fire department along with Riverside City Hazmat crews were dispatched to the Auto Zone auto parts store Located on University Ave and Dwight st in Riverside in reference to a gas smell coming from the location.
Upon arrival Hazmat and fire crew cordoned off the area and started to asses the situation. Fire crews determined the the smell was not a gas smell but a smell coming from a large blue oil recycling bin located in the parking lot.
The fire crews conducted air and chemical tests to determine if the location and the surrounding area was safe. After a short period of time. it was determined that there was no hazard to the area and that the liquid in the oil bin was just motor oil and not a foreign unknown substance..