HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 @ 7:56 p.m.

Chemical, Petroleum Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a road in Eureka at around 7:01 p.m. yesterday.

About six quarts of a substance described as “oil” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Caller states a U-Haul crashed into a telephone pole resulting in a release of automotive fluids into a storm drain that leads to Humboldt Bay. Clean up will handled by contractor.

This was the 24th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 45th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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