Hazardous Materials Incident In Somerset County

On Monday June 27, 2016 the Worcester County Special Hazards Response Team (SHRT) was requested to respond mutual aid to Somerset County for a fire in a commercial structure with hazardous materials involved. At approximately 3:30 PM the SHRT was alerted to respond to Chesapeake Boats, Inc. at 5030 Crisfield Highway in Crisfield, Maryland. The team assembled on scene and provided technical identification of hazards and deployed oil absorbent materials to minimize chemical runoff into nearby ditches and waterways. The situation was turned over to the Maryland Department of the Environment for further cleanup and monitoring actions.