HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 @ 9:42 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Garberville

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 waterways in Garberville at around 11:56 a.m. today.

About 50 gallons of a substance described as “diesel” 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:

RP states: A cattle hauler went over a bridge and landed in the water. The release is stopped and impacted Burr Creek. Clean up will be handled by Humboldt County Environmental Health.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Garberville area this year and the 54th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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