Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to an overturned tanker Sunday afternoon at US 41 and Madison Avenue.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Attacks Overturned Tanker, Gasoline Leak

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to an overturned tanker Sunday afternoon at US 41 and Madison Avenue.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to an overturned tanker Sunday afternoon at US 41 and Madison Avenue.

“Our Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call at 12:01 Sunday afternoon of an overturned tanker with an active leak of unleaded gas. First arriving crews confirmed no injuries to the driver who had exited the truck and unleaded fuel leaking from the tank,” said HCFR.

HCFRs Hazardous Incident Team 9 arrived and applied foam to suppress gasoline vapors while other crews worked to stop the leaks. Then, after making sure the tanker was electrically grounded, they began drilling holes in the side of the tank.

These holes were access points to start offloading the remaining gasoline, according to officials.

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HCFR was able to stop the leak, prevent a flash, and recover an estimated 90% of the total volume of gas in the tanker. It took nineteen units over seven hours to safely handle this complicated scene.

There were no injuries to civilians or first responders.

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