L. F. Wade International Airport. *File photo
L. F. Wade International Airport. *File photo

At approximately 3:15 pm on Monday January 20th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a large fuel spill at the L. F. Wade International Airport.    Watch Commander David DeCouto of the Airport Division stated that “there was a large fuel spill approximately 40’ x 30’ caused by a Lockheed L-1011 Military Aircraft.  We responded to the incident with 6 vehicles staffed with 11 firefighters.  When the duty crew arrived on scene they used Sphag Sorb absorbent to help remove the fuel from the tarmac.  Once the fuel was removed, degreasers where applied to the area to help restore it to its original state.  It took the duty crew nearly two hours to complete the cleanup.”