HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 @ 8:57 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Fortuna

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 residence in Fortuna at around 7:36 p.m. today.

Less than five gallons of a substance described as “mineral oil non pcb” 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 pole mounted transformer overheated resulting in a release of mineral oil onto a gravel driveway and a grass/soil area. Contractor will be handling clean up. No water impacted.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Fortuna area this year and the 49th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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