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Tacoma fire responding to a hazmat situation in North End

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on May 2, 2012 at 10:21 am with 7 Comments »
May 2, 2012 3:00 pm
Photo courtesy Tacoma Fire Department

UPDATE: A longer, updated version of this story can be found HERE.


Firefighters are at North 36th and North Warner Lawrence in Tacoma, where a dump truck apparently has gone over an embankment and is leaking diesel fuel.

No reports of injuries, One person taken to the hospital, and the state Department of Ecology and hazardous material teams have been called in to assess the situation and initiate a cleanup.

You can read the Tacoma Fire Department’s account here.

Photo by Joe Barrentine, The News Tribune



Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. Glad no one is hurt.

  2. I find the headline incredible. I just don’t think all “hazmat” situations are created equal. Come on, TNT.

  3. ozdaddy says:

    Lotta people rip on TNT. I’m just trying to figure out why they take the time be on here in the first place. Go away.

  4. Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m here because I’d like to see journalism that serves our community. I have as much right to an opinion about either the story or the coverage of it as anyone.

  5. skippythedog says:

    It’s a local dump truck, probably has a 55 gallon tank, 75 maximum.
    They can sprinkle a microbial mix on the spill that will eat it all up in a few weeks. All hazmat incidents are not created equal. The headline is a bit alarmist.

  6. frogjeremy1 says:

    I think it is funny that people are commenting about the trib being “alarmist” do we forget the headline is there to get us to read the article? I think we all did. The paper is there to make money, yes a business. How dare they rile us up to read an article.

  7. ozdaddy says:

    Clearly you have a right to express your opinion, as do I. My opinion is that you should go away. What do you want the aticle to say? “Truck goes off road”? Then you’d complain that they didn’t mention the Hazmat cleanup in the headline, and that they’re not informing us enough to keep us safe. How about if the headline said, “Truck goes off road, and there’s fuel spilled, and a hazmat team has been called in, but it seems to be small and contained. We made the entire article the headline, so now tbaier will be happy, and possibly not complain about the journalism they seem to know so much about.”

    Which headline would be better for you?

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