Fuel truck fire quickly put out at New Castle County Airport


An aviation service company at New Castle Airport was able to extinguish a fire that hit one of its fuel trucks.

At around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, firefighting units were dispatched to the scene, the Delaware Air National Guard reported.

Employees from Atlantic Aviation had already extinguished the hydraulic fluid fire on the ground using portable fire extinguishers. The truck was full and was carrying 1,000 gallons of jet fuel. It was parked next to another truck carrying 500 gallons of fuel.

TheDelaware Air Guard reported that a blanket of foam was applied over the fuel to separate the dripping fluid fire from extinguished fuel on the ground.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources was notified and the scene was turned over to Airport Operations.

The airport is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority. The Air Guard aircraft has firefighting equipment at its site.

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