HALIFAX — On Dec. 22, 2018, around 3:30 p.m., Halifax first-responders answered a call to 12 Forestdale Drive for a tree toppled by high winds that had completely crushed a shed and ruptured a 250-gallon oil tank, according to Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros on Wednesday.
Approximately 125-gallons of oil spilled before the department’s arrival, he said.
Firefighters were able to stop the leak by plugging the hole in the tank and applying a leak-stopping putty.
Williams Oil also responded and was able to transfer the remaining oil into a temporary tank, said Viveiros.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was called to the scene by the Halifax Fire Department and they will oversee the cleanup process, according to Chief Viveiros.
Halifax Mobile Home Estates’ management hired a licensed site professional and Global Environmental Services to conduct the cleanup, he added.
No injuries were reported.