On July 29, 2016, the Clayton Fire Company was dispatched for a gas odor. Command 45 with Captain Carrow arrived and reported an active propane leak from a pipe running from a large storage tank. Clayton units arrived, established a water supply, placed two handlines in service and began applying water to the vapor cloud being released. Due to the extended operation, high heat and humidity, command requested additional manpower from Citizens Hose, a cover up from Millington and the Rehab unit from Hartly. Crews worked with Chesapeake Utilities and Eastern Shore Energy for several hours to secure the leak and pump off the remaining product. During the incident several streets and a nearby Norfolk Southern Rail line were shut down. Captain Carrow had the Command. Units also responding: Engines 45-3, 45-4, 44-4, KCMD E-2, Rescue 45, Utility 45, 44-10, Light and Air 51, Station 45 and 44 Fire Police and Clayton PD.

– Submitted by Skip Carrow, photos courtesy Jerry Hull Sta. 45