|STATE FIRE MARSHAL OFFERS GASOLINE SAFETY AND FUEL STORAGE TIPS|
|By Public Information Officer Clay Myers|
|May 13, 2021|
STATE FIRE MARSHAL OFFERS GASOLINE SAFETY AND FUEL STORAGE TIPS
STATEWIDE (May 13, 2021) - With the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack causing gas shortages in parts of the East Coast and Maryland, there have been reports of long lines at gas stations with some motorists traveling to remote locations to find gas reserves to stock up.
"Gasoline should only be placed into a vehicle directly or into an approved container," State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci stated. "You're not only endangering yourself but the other drivers around you when you place large quantities of gasoline in containers incorrectly or in unapproved containers. Firefighters and other first responders are also being put into harm's way if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident".
The Office of the State Fire Marshal wants to remind residents and commuters about safe ways to dispense flammable fuels such as (gas, diesel, or heating oil) into a portable container for proper storage:
1 Flammable fuels should not be dispensed into portable containers over 6 gallons, and the containers should be listed and approved for the flammable liquid intended for the portable container.