Birmingham Fire and Rescue respond to hazmat situation near airport

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Crews with Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to a hazmat situation at the 5200 block of East Lake Boulevard near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Saturday evening.

Chief Jackie Hicks said that a 500 gallon propane tank was leaking at a business at the location. A building behind the tank was evacuated. Hicks said that BFRS crews were going to deploy a drone to assess the hazard.

Hicks also said that the airport was not affected by the leak.

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