HAZMAT team called in after butane leak in Clinton Co.


UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) – A butane leak was found around 4:30 p.m. on a 10,000 gallon tanker that was about 75 percent full. Crews are working to plug the hole and will then transfer the rest of the butane to a new truck. The leak is not a danger to the community or environment. Crews will stay on scene to keep the area safe.

CLINTON CO., MI (WLNS) – A HAZMAT team is on the scene in Clinton County after a tanker started leaking butane gas.

It happened just after 5 p.m. along the 6300 block of W. Grand River Ave. in Clinton County’s Watertown Township.

That’s just west of the Capital Region International Airport.

Butane is a highly flammable substance (it can be liquid or gas). It’s most commonly known for serving as the fuel in cigarette lighters.

There is a neighborhood nearby, but firefighters tell 6 News they are not talking about evacuating because the winds aren’t pushing the gas their way.

6 News has a crew on the way and we’re working to get more details. We will provide updates as soon as they are available.

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