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E-85 Fuel Fires Mean New Tactics for Fire Departments

March 29, 2006

CHICAGO – E-85 fires should be treated differently than conventional gasoline fires because E-85 is a polar/water-miscible flammable liquid, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), reported Fire Chief magazine. The DOT recommends following Guide 127 in the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook, according to the report. Guide 127 provides recommendations for handling E-85 spills and leaks, small fires involving E-85, large fires involving E-85, and fires involving E-85 tanks or car/trailer loads. The guide also provides information in the event evacuation is warranted or first aid is required.

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