Fuel spill requires firefighters' response
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Police and firefighters in Tamaqua responded to a fuel spill that stretched about a hundred feet on Center Street in Tamaqua
Police and firefighters in Tamaqua responded to a fuel spill around 6 p.m. Tuesday that stretched about 100 feet on Center Street, SR309, in Tamaqua. Reportedly, while pumping gas at the Fegley's gas station on Center Street, an unknown female, driving a blue Crown Victorian, started to leak fuel and formed a large puddle of fuel from her vehicle. She then exited the gas station and parked across the street in front of the diner, where she continued to leak a large amount of fuel.
The driver, still leaking fuel, then drove away, heading north on SR309.
Tamaqua Fire Police traced the path of the fuel, which continued about 100 feet, into a dirt parking lot next to the M & T Bank, where the vehicle was found without the driver.
American Hose Company volunteers cleaned the spill while fire police directed traffic.