Police and Fire Crews Respond to Fuel Leak at Salvation Army

Parking lot closed as fire crews investigate the source of the leak.

The Baltimore County Fire Department is reporting that gasoline is leaking in the parking lot of the store on Joppa Road near Loch Raven Boulevard.

The parking lot for the business, located at 1748 Joppa Road, is currently closed.

At 10:13 a.m., crews were dispatched to the scene after someone reported a strong odor of gasoline, according to Donna Welsh, fire department spokeswoman.

Engine 10 from Parkville and Engine 14 from Brooklandville responded to the scene along with police.

The newly dedicated Hazmat unit from Brooklandville fire station was seen behind the building, cleaning up the gasoline.

The source and amount of the gasoline leaked is currently unknown, Welsh said.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has been called to the scene, but Welsh said that it was "a matter of policy" to call them, not necessarily because of concerns that fuel could wash into storm drains with the rain.

According to a press release from the county fire department, the $470,449 truck, Hazmat 114, was dedicated on Oct. 17 and replaced a 23-year-old unit.

Stay with Patch for updates.


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