RUMFORD — Firefighters from Rumford and Mexico spent more than two hours late Monday afternoon helping contain and collect about 200 gallons of diesel fuel leaking from a tanker truck on Route 2.

Rumford Fire Lt. Keith Bickford said firefighters were sent to Rumford Point near and the Jed Martin Road after Christopher Bean, owner/driver for C. Bean Transport Inc. of Colebrook, New Hampshire, reported his tanker was losing fuel.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was advised because the spill was near the Androscoggin River. Mexico Fire Department brought absorbant pads and booms so contain and soak up fuel.

According to the Rumford Fire Department report, firefighters, the truck driver and several passers-by created a dam of snow around the site, while Bean arranged to have another tanker to come pump the rest of fuel from the 2,500-gallon tanker.

Once the fuel was pumped off, Bean estimated about 200 gallons had spilled.

A DEP official instructed firefighters and a contractor in the cleanup.

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