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Semi Rollover

Firefighter on Scene. Photo credits Kirk Hughes

Kitscoty Fire and Rescue along with Marwayne Fire and Rescue received notification of a semi-truck rollover on Highway 897 and Range Road 512, on May 12. The transport truck had placards indicating it was hauling crude oil and that there was something leaking. Upon arriving on-scene, the engine company determined that the main tank had not breeched but rather was leaking the truck’s diesel tanks. Crews worked to plug the leak and mitigate any environmental hazards and fire risk. Crews arrived on-scene quickly and, working with Alberta Dangerous Goods and Action Towing, drained the transport tank and re-righted the overturned tanker and truck. The lone driver was treated at the scene by AHS and released with no injuries. The RCMP attended and conducted an accident investigation and Peace Officers performed traffic management duties.

“Hazardous Materials are present all across the County, certainly as we are known for our Oil and Gas industry, and incidents like this are not uncommon. We are very pleased that the driver was unharmed considering the severity of the accident, and that no damage occurred to our environment. Thank you to our volunteers who responded as well as our community partners that worked quickly to rectify the scene,” stated Kirk Hughes, County Fire Chief.


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