HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 8:04 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 road in Unincorporated county area Humboldt at around 7:08 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 202.

About 80 gallons of a substance described as “diesel fuel” 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:

A Tractor-Trailer was involved in a single vehicle accident on Hwy 36. The Tractor-Trailer collided with a tree and began releasing diesel onto the surrounding soil. No waterways were affected. The flat-bed trailer was not loaded at time of the accident. The driver was transported to a local hospital due to their injuries. It is unknown to what extent the injuries sustained were.

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Unincorporated county area Humboldt area this year and the 24th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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