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Fire at Commercial Fueling Facility, Petroleum Product Flow into Storm Drain, Medford, OR

936 S Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501, USA | 2022-Apr-14

Initial Notification: On 14-APR-2022, the NOAA SSC was notified by the EPA of a response to a fire at a NextGen commercial fueling facility in Medford, OR. The fire began about 2100L on 12-APR, several thousand gallons of petroleum caught fire, and petroleum products flowed into the storm drains to Bear Creek which leads to the Rouge River. The quantity of petroleum product released in the fire is unknown at this time, the maximum potential is approx. 42k gallons stored on site. An ESA Section 7 consultation and phone support were requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:lubrication oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 20,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 19.05′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 51.89′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable