HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 @ 9:39 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Redcrest

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 Redcrest at around 4:09 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

Less than 170 gallons of a substance described as “mixed oil/ 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:

Caller states an operator walked away from his excavator and when he returned it was engulfed in fire due to unknown reasons. This caused a release of less than 170 gallons of mixed oil and diesel to release onto a dirt/ gravel road. A protest was nearby but its unknown if it was connected to the excavator incident. Release is stopped and contained with no waterways impacted.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Redcrest area this year and the 41st petroleum spill in the county overall.

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