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Methyl alcohol leaks from tanker at Saskatoon truck stop

The Saskatoon Fire Department set up a hot zone in the area as methyl alcohol is flammable. Julien Fournier / Global News

A small amount of methyl alcohol leaked from a tote hauled on a flatbed trailer at a north end Saskatoon truck stop early Wednesday morning.

A Saskatoon Fire Department spokesperson said the chemical leaked from a couple of pinholes in the tote parked at the Husky on Marquis Drive.

The driver immediately set up a dike to prevent run off and the fire department set up a hot zone as methyl alcohol is flammable.

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Assistant fire chief Wayne Rodger said roughly five per cent of the chemical leaked but at no time was there a risk to the public.

Arrangements were made with a private contractor to empty the contents of the tote to another container, which was completed just after 10:15 a.m.

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There are no reports of any injuries.

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