HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 @ 11:46 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Unincorporated County Area Humboldt

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 beach in Unincorporated county area Humboldt at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

Less than 20 gallons of a substance described as “gasoline” 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:

****Potential Release****

RP states there was a potential release of 20 gallons of gasoline due to a pickup truck being stuck in the sand. This release is possibly coming out of the fuel tank. Unknown if stopped but is contained with potential to release to the Pacific Ocean. Spilled onto sand.

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

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