An overturned tanker hauling fuel closed a major intersection Saturday night in Madison County, Alabama.
At 11:30 p.m. on October 24 Harvest Volunteer Fire Dept. was dispatched to a wreck with injuries at Highway 53 and Harvest Road. While en route the wreck was updated to wreck with entrapment, the vehicle being a 18 wheeler.
Units arrived on scene within two minutes; the driver self-extricated himself and stated that he was carrying a full fuel tanker. Harvest VFD began setting up a perimeter and shutting down traffic around Highway 53 and Harvest Road. Harvest requested mutual aid from Huntsville Fire Hazmat and Monrovia Fire Rescue.
"We determined that there was no active breach of the tank meaning their was no fuel leaking from the tanker," the Harvest VFD Facebook page states. "The company’s contractors were contacted to respond for the clean-up process. Harvest VFD worked with local resources for this incident to provide the best protection for our citizens and community."
Agencies participating in the emergency include Huntsville Fire Rescue Hazmat, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, Monrovia Volunteer Fire Rescue, HEMSI, Huntsville Utilities, Huntsville Police Department, Madison County Fire Dispatch, Madison County EMA, AL DOT, Madison County District 4, Red Cross, HEPACO, and Affordable Towing.
Harvest VFD was on scene for a total of 15 hours. No injuries were reported.