BRIEF: Fairpoint Communications building evacuated after 50-gallon oil leak
Feb 25, 2013 (Bangor Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
BANGOR, Maine -- A downtown building was evacuated Monday morning after a reported oil leak, according to Bangor Fire Department officials.
Assistant Chief Anthony Riitano said a leak of more than 50 gallons forced the evacuation of the Fairpoint Communications building at 59 Park Street.
Riitano said he didn't have an exact number of how many gallons leaked. The entire building was evacuated. No one was injured.
The assistant chief said Department of Environmental Protection crews were still at the scene working Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called just before 7 a.m.
"The odor was throughout the entire building," he said. "It was pretty bad. It was quite a bit of oil."
Riitano said the oil leak in the furnace room of the five-story building was caused by a faulty pipe.
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