Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fire Department Mops Up Small Diesel Spill

The Sallisaw Fire Department was called to a small diesel fuel spill Wednesday afternoon when a semi-truck hauling coal had a problem with its wheels.

Sallisaw Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong reported the semi-truck, owned by CC Kelly Trucking of Hodgen, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 59 and lost a set of wheels, which hit and damaged the truck’s fuel tank and caused the spill. The truck was on the city’s south side, Armstrong said.

Armstrong said the fire department uses a special substance called fuel dry to mop up the spill, which was about 10 gallons.

“We just sweep it up and the fuel dry takes out all the toxins,” Armstrong said. The fire department was on the scene for about an hour cleaning up the spill.

Armstrong said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was on the scene and investigating the incident.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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