Chagrin/Southeast Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team
Who We Are
Ohio Hazmat TAC
April 24, 1995
Chagrin Blvd at Interstate 271
Initially reported as an overturned dump truck, firefighters found an MC306 gasoline
tanker overturned with all four compartments breached and leaking down a four lane
highway full of traffic.
The tanker was in the City of Beachwood, but the gasoline product was entering Pepper
Pike, Woodmere and Orange Village.
A shopping center, dozens of businesses, several streets of homes, nearby hotels
and offices buildings were evacuated as 8,000 gallons of gasoline filled the roadway.
The foam truck from Cuyahoga County Airport, two hazmat teams, ten fire departments,
Ohio EPA, cleanup contractors, CEI, EOG and others responded to this incident.
The evacuation lasted twenty-eight hours.
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