Overturned Propane Tanker Truck
By Deputy Chief Jonathan Riffe
April 13, 2020

On April 13 at 0854 hours, units from the Huntingtown VFD were dispatched to the overturned propane tanker truck at Huntingtown Road & White Marsh Court. Units arrived and found the same with the propane actively leaking. Additional resources were requested brining Engine 51, Tanker 5 & Safety Officer 5.

Several departments assisted with evacuating residents in a 1/2 mile radius and setting up temporary shelters at two schools and a church. Tanker 5 operated for 8 hours and shuttled several thousand gallons of water while the propane was off loaded and burned off by MDE.