- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

BYRON, N.Y. (AP) - Member of a western New York fire department were all dressed up with someplace to go - a Memorial Day parade - when an accident involving a fertilizer hauler scuttled their plans.

The Buffalo News reports (https://bit.ly/1k9AIFV ) that about 20 members of the Byron Fire Department were dressed and ready to march in Monday’s parade in the neighboring town of Bergen when they were called to a crash scene where a 500-gallon tank of ammonia-based fertilizer rolled over just before 8 a.m.

No ammonia leaked, but emergency officials evacuated everyone within a quarter mile radius of the crash scene. No one was injured.

The tanker from a local farm was drained into two other tanks owned by the farm.

Though the firefighters missed the Bergen parade, they finished just in time to march in Byron’s parade.



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