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Homer Fire Responds To Crash Involving Mail Truck with Fuel Spill Yesterday Afternoon


Yesterday afternoon, Homer Firefighters were dispatched a two vehicle crash on Route 13 North with injuries.

According to the Department, a first arriving chief confirmed two people were injured with fuel was leaking.

Homer Fire Police set up a traffic control zone to maintain travel on the road, while maintaining a safe area for firefighters and tow services to operate.

The Homer Fire Department also deployed hazardous material containment blankets in a roadside ditch to contain the runoff from the vehicle fuel tanks that ruptured. Additionally crews constructed an “underflow” dam to limit the spread of the oil/fuel mixture by allowing clean water to flow under the dam while the less dense oil/fuel is captured on top. This is tactic taught to all new firefighters in their first Hazardous Materials Operations Course.

TLC Ambulance and the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

The NYS DEC was notified and will follow up with any additional actions required for clean up.

Photo for the Homer Fire Department’s Facebook Page.
Photo for the Homer Fire Department’s Facebook Page.

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