Hillendale residents warned after fuel leak

June 24, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Baltimore County police, firefighters and state environmental officials went door-to-door early today in the Hillendale neighborhood to warn residents about dangerous fumes after more than 4,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from an underground gas station tank at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.

Police said the leaking fuel was traced to the Pleasant Plains Amoco station about 12: 48 a.m., and police were dispatched to the scene to detour traffic and assist in warning residents.

Police said none of the leaking fuel found its way onto the street, but that an unknown amount apparently found its way into storm drains under the street.

"We're checking homes connected to storm drains in the path of the leaking gasoline for fumes in the hope that we can prevent a fire or explosion," said a county fire department official.

Pub Date: 6/24/98

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