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Ethanol leak in South Yarra after truck strikes tree branch

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08 May 2017
MFB firefighters are currently on scene for a tray truck leaking ethanol from a damaged container.

The incident occurred just before 8.30am and traffic in the area is being diverted away from Williams Rd.

The containers are thought to contain approx. 2000 litres of the product.  It's believe the containers ruptured when the truck collided with a tree branch, dislodging the product.

MFB Water Access personnel and craft are being deployed to control any of the chemical which drains into the Yarra river.

The incident will be a protracted one and police are assisting with Traffic control. Ambulance Victoria is also on scene.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  4
Hazchem Units: 1
Other units:  5

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 26

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