Hazmat crews were called late Thursday morning to Air City Avenue, just off Stanley Avenue, in Dayton. The roads were closed in the area, and nearby Gem City Chemicals was evacuated, said Jeff Lykins, director and chief of the Dayton Fire Department.
“When crews arrived, we found a gasoline tanker that holds approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline. It’s leaking in a compartment, a baffle, that holds 1,000 gallons. The manual shutoff for that leak is nonoperational, and there is no way for us to shut that off, so essentially we’re creating a dike that will hold 1,000 gallons of product on the ground,” Lykins said at the scene.