Santa Rosa, CA – May 31, 2019 –
7:30 pm last night, at the request of the Timber Cove Fire Protection District,
Sonoma County Fire Division’s Hazardous
Materials Response Team responded to an
overturned tanker truck carrying gasoline. The location was near mile post 39
on Northbound Hwy 1.
stinger operation was initiated and the situation was mitigated. A stinger
operation punctures the overturned tank and transfers fuel to the awaiting
recovery truck. Approximately 4,800 gallons of gasoline was off-loaded and
pumped into the transfer vessel. There were no injuries or environmental
Responding agencies included:
Timber Cove FPD, CHP, Sonoma County Hazmat Team, City of Santa Rosa Fire Hazmat
Team, Cal Trans, Cal Fire.
The Hazardous Materials Division is responsible for
emergency response to hazardous materials incidents
throughout most of the County in coordination with local response personnel.
This team, which has completed rigorous
training and state certification, consists of paid department staff as well as volunteers from the
community who are trained to respond to any level of hazardous materials incidents in the county.