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Burton Fire District contains fuel leak at Beaufort gas station

BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Burton Fire District responded to a fuel leak from a gas pump after it was struck by a vehicle Friday evening. 

Fire crews responded before 9:30 p.m. to find gas freely flowing from a damaged fuel pump at the Oxford BP gas station at 780 Parris Island Gateway. The leak began after the pump was struck by a vehicle. 

Firefighters were able to secure the leak and ensure that the spill did not spread any further. The Parris Island Fire Department Hazardous Materials Unit also responded to assist as did Beaufort County EMS. Emergency crews were on the scene of the incident for over an hour and a half. 

Burton fire officials stress that fuel station managers take the opportunity to review emergency procedures with employees, as well as stocking the appropriate materials for fighting a fuel spill on site. 

The vehicle that struck the pump had left the scene by the time emergency crews arrived. 

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