HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, June 24 @ 7:50 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Phillipsville

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 Phillipsville at around 6:15 p.m. today.

About 25 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:

Driver attempted to cross the Eel River, then the vehicle was overtaken by the current and now is completely sumberged in the Eel River. There is no sheen visible around the vehicle. No boom has been deployed. An offroad specialist is enroute and will extract the vehicle from the river.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Phillipsville area this year and the 33rd petroleum spill in the county overall.


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