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CNT Hazmat 2

On Monday July 2nd San Jose Environmental Services were conducting routine maintenance of sewer lines and storm water tunnels when they discovered one of the pipelines contaminated with an oily residue and giving off a petroleum like odor. They called San Jose Fire Department at 12:48pm who dispatched Engine 26 to the affected drain on Daylight Way.


Engine 26 declared it a hazmat incident and additional resources were dispatched to assist on the scene. With Truck/HIT 29 out of service a call was made to County Fire for their hazmat unit and shortly thereafter County Hazmat 2 and Engine 9 were on their way. Additional San Jose Units were called on to assist evacuating several nearby businesses with concerns mounting over a possible explosion in the pipelines, and USAR 34 and the USAR task force was on hand to provide a tripod should it be necessary for anyone to descend into the hole.


Santa Clara County Hazmat 2 is a 2004 Custom built KME Hazmat rig.


For more images from this incident check out, Daylight IC

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Taken on July 2, 2012