Video: Burn off of propane from leaking tank at AmeriGas plant in Bourne expected to take several hours

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SOUTH SAGAMORE – Fire crews from several towns along with hazardous materials technicians were called to the AmeriGas plant on Freight House Road about 5:30 PM. According to reports, a propane leak developed on a large tank after a valve failed. By 8:30 PM the situation had been brought under control.

Bourne Fire Deputy Chief David Pelonzi tells Cape Wide News that at approximately 5:30 PM on Wednesday, Bourne Fire/Rescue and Emergency services crews responded to the AmeriGas property on Freighthouse Road in Sagamore for a propane leak. The first arriving crews confirmed an active leak on the property and requested additional resources. Two other Bourne Fire/Rescue units, Sandwich Fire Department, Bourne Police, and the District 1 Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to the scene. Fire crews and hazardous materials team members worked with AmeriGas staff to stabilize the leak. Crews contained the leak to the property, and there was no threat to the adjoining neighborhoods.

A Bourne Fire/Rescue engine company remained on location throughout the night. There will be an increase in activity again this morning as fire department, hazardous materials, and AmeriGas personnel continue operations to further mitigate the leak.

In addition to Sandwich Fire Department, crews from Falmouth and Plymouth Fire Departments and Wareham Emergency Medical Services provided station coverage.

1 PM update: Mass State Police Bourne Barracks has been notified of a leak at the Amerigas Propane Company on Freight House Road in Bourne. Local residents are advised that the company will be conducting a burn off that will last nine to ten hours. The flame will be approximately 40ft to 50ft high.

Town of Bourne Alert: The Bourne Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn off of propane from the Freight House Road propane facility. The burn off will result in a flame visible approximately thirty feet high and may be visible in both the South Sagamore and North Sagamore neighborhoods. The burn off will begin shortly after noontime and may last up to nine hours. There is no danger to the public as this event will be monitored by the fire department along with other agencies. There is no further action required of residents during this event and residents are asked to stay away from the Freight house road area.

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