Ventura City Fire crews respond to injury traffic collision with fire at Telephone Rd and Victoria Ave.

On Nov.5, at 5:30am Ventura City Fire crews responded to a reported injury traffic collision with fire at Telephone Rd and Victoria Ave. The first engine company to arrive found that a mid-sized delivery van and a semi-tractor/trailer had collided, resulting in rupture of the saddle tanks on the semi and diesel fuel spilling onto the roadway. Fire in the engine compartment of the delivery van was suppressed by the driver of the semi, using a dry-chemical extinguisher, prior to arrival of emergency personnel. Fire and Streets personnel used absorbent materials to contain the spilling diesel fuel before it could enter the storm sewer. The absorbed fuel was eventually collected and disposed of following removal of the two vehicles. No injuries related to the accident were reported.

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