Hazardous materials teams investigating propane tank leak in Birmingham

UPDATE: 9:53 p.m .: The BFRS says the leak was closed at this point. – Rescue workers investigate a leak from a large propane tank in Birmingham. Hazardous materials crews and other firefighters from the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were called to 5200 East Lake Boulevard just after 7 p.m. tonight. BFRS battalion chief Jackie Hicks reports a leak was found in a 500-gallon propane tank. The BFRS says a building behind the tank has been evacuated, but no injuries have been reported at the time. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is unaffected by the leak, BFRS says.

UPDATE: 9:53 p.m .: The BFRS says the leak was closed at this point.

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Rescue workers investigate a leak from a large propane tank in Birmingham.

Hazardous goods crews and other firefighters from the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were called to 5200 East Lake Boulevard just after 7 p.m. tonight.

BFRS battalion chief Jackie Hicks reports that a leak has been discovered from a 500-gallon propane tank.

The BFRS says a building behind the tank has been evacuated, but no casualties have been reported at the time.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is unaffected by the leak, BFRS says.

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