Engine and Chief Run Propane Leak
Around 1830 hours, company 12 was alerted for a propane tank leaking in the 9500 block of Baltimore Avenue in company 11’s area. E121, HMSU12, and C12 all made the response. E121 arrived on scene and reported a visible propane leak around side charlie of the building. C12 arrived and established the command. C12 immediately filled out the street and hazmat assignments, which brought A129 to the scene as well. E121’s crew stretched the 250ft 2″ handline and swapped out the smoothbore nozzle for a combination fog nozzle. During their initial investigation, they discovered the leak was coming from a fueling hose. E121 handjacked a 4″ supply line back to Baltimore Ave so E831 could complete the split lay. Once a water supply was established, E121’s crew used the handline to suppress vapors while other members secured valves to the tank. This slowed the leak enough that a wet rag was then placed over the leak and secured with chem tape. These actions stopped the visible leak. Command then reduced the assignment while E121 secured any remaining valves. Company 12 operated for 1 hour and a half.