HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 3:45 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Scotia

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 Scotia at around 2:39 p.m. today.

Less than 120 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:

RP states a semi caught on fire due to unknown reason causing a release of 120 gallons of gasoline. Semi was possibly carrying an empty flat-bed trailer. Fire has been extinguished per local fire department. Spill is stopped and contained with no waterways impacted.

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Scotia area this year and the 27th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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