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Overturned Heating Oil Truck on Blenheim Road (Haz-Mat Box 47-16)

February 26th, 2010

Friday morning, Jacksonville was alerted for a non-emergency report of a car accident in the 3600 block of Blenheim Road. Engine 471 and Utility 477 responded on the initial call. Just as units arrived, dispatch upgraded the call to a 10-50PI as the caller called back reporting injuries. Minutes later, a Haz-Mat box was requested when it was discovered that a 3,600 gallon oil tanker that was 3/4 full was laying on its side and actively leaking. While M475 treated and transported two patients, personnel worked to contain the spill and prevent it from reaching a stream that was 100 feet away. Crews remained on scene for several hours as they were joined by Haz-Mat teams from Baltimore County and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Almost 3,000 gallons of heating oil was off-loaded into an empty truck provided by the fuel company.

Jacksonville Units: E471, M475, SU476, U477

Other Units: BC1, HM114, E15, E14, HM114, IV395, MDE
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