Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Kerosene tank contained gas; buyers sought


Officials warn of potential fires, damage

By Marie McCain
The Cincinnati Enquirer

UNION TWP. - Fire officials in this western Clermont County township are asking people who purchased what they thought was kerosene at a local gas station here to return the product. The underground kerosene tank at the Speedway, 621 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, was mistakenly filled with unleaded gasoline on Sunday.

The mistake was discovered early Monday, Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling said, adding that eight customers purchased what they believed was kerosene prior to the discovery.

Chief Deimling said using unleaded gasoline in an appliance that uses kerosene could damage the appliance and cause a fire.

The chief along with Speedway officials are asking anyone who may have purchased what they thought was kerosene at that location to discontinue use of the appliance and return the kerosene immediately.

If an appliance has already been filled, bring the appliance to the gas station, officials said, adding that the purchase price and the cost of any damaged appliance will be repaid.

For more information please contact the following: Tracy Alldaffer, Speedway Safety Manager, (937) 863-7141, or Kathy Boulton, Speedway Customer Service, (800) 643-1948, or Speedway Gasoline Station, 621 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, (513) 528-9157, or Union Township (Clermont County) Fire Department (513) 528-4446.




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