HazMat called to diesel spill in Cortland

HazMat is on the scene of a spill in Cortland

CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Trumbull County HazMat team was called to Cortland Friday afternoon to a diesel fuel spill into a creek that eventually feeds into Mosquito Lake.

A resident on East Main Street called 911, saying he could smell gasoline and the stream had a sheen like petroleum. According to a fire official, they traced the diesel fuel to a man who was working on an engine of his semi truck.

Safety crews said there is no danger to people’s water.

“The main thing right now is we feel the water in Mosquito Lake is safe. HazMat has done an excellent job as well as EPA to help us work through this,” Cortland Fire Capt. Todd Price said.

Price said they don’t think the spill was intentional. The Ohio EPA was back out Friday night making sure all of the fuel was cleaned up and had not made it into larger waterways.

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