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Haz-mat Box 1-4 Propane Leak on 1st St
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By Firefighter Kevin Carr
October 27, 2019

At 1542hrs Dorchester Central dispatched units for the "UNCONTAINED LG SPILL" at 5312 1ST ST in the Cambridge 1-4 Box area. Chief 1 arrived on location with 2 large (100 gallon) propane tanks on side alpha of the trailer and established command. 360 investigation revealed 1 tank with A leak, advised the 1st Engine to use Rt50 for entry and stage at 3rd St. Command requested A tanker task force bringing in units from stations 61 (Linkwood-Salem), 21 (East New Market) and 16 (Secretary) to supply water to this non hydrant area. Crews worked on a plan to mitigate the situation as Tri Gas & Oil had an extended eta. The situation was placed under control at 1713hrs, Command was terminated and all units were placed in service without incident.
Photo Credit: Shawn "Porkchop" Starkey, Lt Tyler White, FF Brandon "Blister" Stacey

Units: Chief 1, Engine 1-3, Engine 1-2, Haz-mat 1-1, Rescue 1-1
 
Mutual Aid: DSO, DCEMS PM100 & 101 (Cambridge), Station 61 (Linkwood-Salem), Station 21 (East New Market), Station 16 (Secretary)
 
 

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