UPDATE – All units cleared the scene in about 2.5 hours.
Truck is finishing off gassing within the next 15 minutes, will update accordingly pic.twitter.com/xkldcCapen— ccvolfireems (@ccvolfireems) January 18, 2023
INDIAN HEAD, Md. – On January 18, 2023 at approximately 9:53 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a hazmat leak in the 4000 block of Lower Wharf Road.
Crews arrived and found a Roberts Oxygen truck leaking over 6,000 gallons of Co2 after a line ripped from the tank.
Hazmat teams were unable to stop the leak due to damage to the shut-off valve. A 300′ perimeter was established, businesses and residences in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution until the product in the tank ran off. All residents nearby have been notified.
As it was determined a safe incident, command scaled back to units from 7, 11, all Hazmat resources.
Once product stopped free flowing, crews went to surrounding homes to take hazardous materials reading to be certain all oxygen levels were within normal.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Photos courtesy of ccvolfireems
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