Firefighters called after fuel leaks from cars on transporter in Stevenage lorry park
FIREFIGHTERS and police were called to the lorry park in Primett Road Stevenage this afternoon after fuel was reported leaking from cars on a vehicle transporter. Watch commander at Stevenage fire station Jonathan Smith said: One spark and there could ha
FIREFIGHTERS and police were called to the lorry park in Primett Road Stevenage this afternoon after fuel was reported leaking from two cars on a vehicle transporter.
Watch commander at Stevenage fire station Jonathan Smith said:
"One spark and there could have been a fireball.
"Fuel tanks from two vehicles on the top desk of the transporter had obviously been drilled to try and steal fuel.
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The fuel had then leaked on to vehicles on the deck below them.
"We had standing fuel on the lower part of the trailer and vehicles were saturated in fuel which had also dripped on to the ground behind the vehicle."
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The vehicle was cordoned off with security tape by firefighters as they tried to mop up excess fuel with ashes.
Hertfordshire Highways also attended and spread sand on the pools of fuel on the vehicle.
The owner of the vehicle returned to the lorry while police and firefighters were there and worked to make his vehicle safe.
"All the vehicles are for scrap and the owner says he will move them tonight or tomorrow tio a scrap yard in Bedfordshire," added Watch Commander Smith.
"We will make another visit to the lorry tonight to check everything is safe."