An update from Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders on the incident on Highway 69 at the Key River bridge north of Parry Sound

Saunders says North Bay Fire and Emergency Services is a part of the Haz-Mat response team for the province. At about 6:30am yesterday, the team from NBFES was requested to respond to a confirmed motor vehicle collision involving two tractor-trailers. One of the trailers was loaded with hazardous materials and was leaking an unknown product. An OPP officer was exposed to the product and taken to hospital by ambulance.

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A NBFES Haz-Mat team played a key role at the scene of this collision and spill on the Key River bridge north of Parry Sound. Photo supplied

North Bay Fire personnel arrived on the scene and coordinated the response to the incident with partners from Britt Fire Department, who were first on the scene and safely rescued the drivers of the tractors, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Transportation, and the OPP. Members of the North Bay Fire Haz-Mat team were able to successfully and safely manage the incident ensuring that nobody else was exposed or injured at the scene. The hazardous materials were successfully contained and cleaned up.

Highway 69 has since been reopened to traffic.

A NBFES Haz-Mat team played a key role at the scene of this collision and spill on the Key River bridge north of Parry Sound. Photo supplied