HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 @ 7:29 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Hoopa

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 Hoopa at around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4.

About five gallons of a substance described as “transformer 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:

RP advised that someone shot the transformer causing the release of Transformer Oil onto the road and soil. No waterways were affected. PG&E is not requesting any emergency services at this time.

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

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