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Tanker truck rollover: NG Fire Rescue report

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Town of New Gloucester, Maine
New Gloucester Fire Rescue

Press Release

Prepared by: Captain Hale Fitzgerald
Number of Alarms: Still Alarm
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief Craig Bouchard
Incident Number: 21-NG0190
Incident Date and Time: May 3, 2021 at 1025

Incident Location: 167 Ricker Road

Number of NGFR apparatus in response: 4
Number of NGFR personnel in response: 9
First NGFR unit on scene: New Gloucester Engine 2

General Incident Description: On Monday morning at 1025hrs, New Gloucester Fire Rescue received a call for a tractor trailer rollover with reported entrapment. It was also reported that the trailer was hauling hazardous materials. While enroute, CCRCC updated companies responding that the driver was out of the truck.

Engine 2 and Ambulance 1 arrived on scene first to find a tractor trailer rolled into the ditch. The trailer was an MC 331 tank with a placard for liquefied petroleum gas. The driver confirmed that the truck was hauling 9,001 gallons of propane. Ambulance 1 transported the driver to CMMC. Engine 2 deployed a 2 ½ inch hose for fire protection. After assessment of the tank, it was determined that there was no leak or release of hazardous materials.

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The company was able to send another truck and trailer to the scene to offload product. After that, the towing company was able to upright the vehicle and remove it. Ricker Road remained closed throughout the afternoon, opening back up shortly after 1700hrs.

Mutual Aid to the Scene: Gray Heavy Rescue 47, CCSO, MSP, Maine DEP, Maine DOT

Mutual Aid to the Station: None

Vehicles Involved: 1

Entrapment: None

Hazardous Materials Released: None

Injuries: Driver transported with non-life threatening injuries

Hale Fitzgerald
New Gloucester Fire Rescue
611 Lewiston Road New Gloucester, ME 04260

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