Boise Fire responds to gasoline spill early Wednesday morning
Boise Fire crews were called to the scene of a hazardous materials fuel spill that took place this morning, Jan. 9, just before 7:14 a.m.
"The incident took place at a 'fuel farm' on the 700 block of Curtis Road," according to the Boise Fire Department. "A valve in the system suffered a mechanical failure, causing a leak. The leak was contained within a pit around the farm, intended for that purpose. Isolation valves were closed, stopping the leak from spilling more fuel."
Responders on scene report that as of 9 a.m., the fuel spill is completely contained. It involved more than 1000 gallons of gasoline.
"Private cleanup crews are on the way to deal with the spill," said Boise Fire.
Firefighters said the extreme cold weather helped contain fuel vapors during the spill, which made the response easier to deal with.