TAMPA, FL. – Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a fuel leak located on the Selmon Connector at approximately 10:05 am on Friday.
Officials say Engine 6 was first on the scene, arriving at a fuel tanker that was leaking jet fuel from its container during transport.
The driver noticed the fuel escaping from its transport container when they made an abrupt stop while driving. The driver then pulled over to the emergency shoulder and called 9-1-1.
Approximately 100 gallons of jet fuel had spilled onto the road.
“Our Hazardous Incidents Team arrived and called for a full alarm for more personnel to assist,” said Tampa Fire Rescue in a statement.
Due to ignition concerns on the road, the entrance ramp to the Selmon connector from the WB direction of the Selmon Expressway was closed.
Fire personnel placed absorbent clay granules to soak up the fuel and had a hose line charged with water on the ground and prepared a foam operation in case of a fire.
There were no injuries to personnel or to the driver.
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