Roseville Fire Department401 Oak Street
Roseville, CA 95678
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Subject :

Roseville Fire Department Stops Leak in Railcar Carrying Propane
Contact :Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Carman    (916) 774-5801

The Roseville Fire Department Hazardous Materials Task Force today successfully stopped a leak of liquid propane from a railcar traveling through Roseville on its way to Reno, Nevada.

"It is imperative to get a leak like this closed or capped as quickly as possible," said Roseville Fire Battalion Chief Kathy Finney.

The leak was initially discovered by Union Pacific Railroad. The Roseville Fire Department was called at 8:34 a.m. and responded with an Fire Engine company, Fire Truck company and HazMat unit .

The railcar was stopped under the Foothill Blvd. overpass, between Cirby Way and Atkinson Street. Upon arrival, the Hazardous Materials Task Force confirmed the source of the leak and requested the railcar be moved to a safer location within the open rail yard, away from the overpass, in case of a catastrophic failure of the car.

Once moved by Union Pacific, the Roseville Fire Hazardous Materials Task Force moved in and quickly closed the leak on a liquid valve on the railcar. Normal rail yard operations were then resumed.  There were no injuries reported.