No Injuries After Gas Spill At Maywood Gas Station Dec. 23

Monday, December 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:18 p.m.

Featured image: Foam applied to a gas spill that happened at a gas station in Maywood on Dec. 23. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department

A significant gas spill at a Maywood gas station resulted in no injuries, according to a Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.

Bronaugh said that the incident happened at around noon on Dec. 23, at the BP service station at 1001 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood.

“I was told that a tanker was filling the underground storage tank and a car came in contact with a line hooked up to the underground tank,” Bronaugh said. “The line became dislodged and, as a result quite a bit of gasoline spilled.”

Maywood firefighters were called out to contain the spill. They applied foam and used diking material as a precaution, so that the gas would not ignite, Bronaugh said.

“It could’ve been a lot worse,” the chief said, adding that there were no injuries reported. The gas station was closed for the remainder of the day.

Bronaugh said he was told that up to 100 gallons of gas may have spilled, although he cautioned that he did not have a precise estimate.

“But based on what I saw, it very well could have been that much,” he said, adding that such spills rarely happen in Maywood. VFP

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