Fuel, hydraulic fluid cleaned up after fire Construction site blaze causes spill

November 14, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Diesel fuel and hydraulic fluids that spilled when a large piece of construction equipment caught fire and burned on Old New Windsor Road on Thursday were cleaned up several hours after the blaze by workers from the state Spill Response Team, a spokesman for the Department of the Environment said.

Michael Sullivan, the spokesman, said the spill occurred when the fire burned through fuel and hydraulic lines.

Mr. Sullivan said the liquids were confined to a small area by a dike the response team built to prevent them from reaching a nearby stream.

The liquids, which had mixed with water from the fire engines that were called to extinguish the blaze, were pumped into 55-gallon drums.

The team collected the dirt around the fire site, placed it in containers and took it to another site for disposal.

The fire erupted about 9 a.m. at a construction site near New Windsor.

Firefighters from the New Windsor, Union Bridge, Winfield and Westminster fire companies were dispatched.

8, No one was injured, fire officials said.

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