Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 2 and Captain/Shift Training Officer Terry Smith responded to a fuel spill at 2020 South Church Street (ExxonMobil On the Run) just before 8:00 Friday morning.
When crews arrived on scene, they were briefed of the situation. A gentleman, filling a 50 gallon tank on board his pickup truck, got back in his vehicle, leaving the fuel nozzle unattended. The nozzle fell out, spilling approximately 7-15 gallons of fuel onto the ground.
Staff at On the Run strategically placed booms to contain the fuel. MFRD crews put down approximately 300 pounds of oil dry to mitigate the spill.
On the Run has their own environmental director and environmental cleanup crew. They were called to the scene.
According to Captain Terry Smith, the gentleman in the pickup truck had gasoline leaking between his bed liner, the tank, and the bed of the truck. Therefore, he essentially became a part of the cleanup as well.
MFRD crews were released and the scene was turned over to the cleanup crew.
No one was injured during the incident.