PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on Tuesday afternoon worked for three hours to control a truck's propane leak west of Delray Beach.
Units, including special operations, were dispatched to the 8300 block of Delprado Drive after a truck had an uncontrolled leak between the tank and pump mechanism, the agency posted on Facebook.
The truck was in a residential area west of Florida's Turnpike.
Conventional attempts to stop the leaking truck did not work. Instead, a “wet-plug” was used to temporarily slow the leak, according to PBCFR.
A “burn-off” was set up but it was not needed.
Florida Public Utilities sent an emergency technician the scene. The technician and the special operations team ultimately found a fix.
Once the pressure was released, the tank valve was able to shut, and the leak stopped.
No injuries were reported.