A 100 Mile Fire Rescue member clean up a diesel spill at 711. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press

A 100 Mile Fire Rescue member clean up a diesel spill at 711. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press

Cracked jerry can results in diesel spill at 7-Eleven

Firefighters called out to gas station Wednesday afternoon

A cracked jerry can resulted in the brief closure of 7-Eleven Wednesday afternoon, after it burst and spilled diesel on the ground.

Firefighters were called to the gas station around 4 p.,m. for the reported hazmat spill.

100 Mile Fire Rescue chief Roger Hollander said the can being used was designed to carry gas and not diesel and it split under pressure.

“It goes to show that using approved methods for transporting fuel is best. Those yellow containers are designed specifically for transporting diesel,” Hollander said. “They expand under pressure and are built well.”

A 100 Mile Fire Rescue team used floor dry to absorb the fuel, preventing it from reaching the district’s sewer system. The gas station reopened at 4:40 p.m.

Hollander reminded the public to use the proper containers to transport specific fuel.



patrick.davies@100milefreepress.net

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