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Accident causes fuel spill in McKinleyville

MCKINLEYVILLE - Emergency personnel responded to a fuel leak from a single car accident Friday in McKinleyville.

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, a man called 911 to report his vehicle leaking fuel on Little Pond Street. Arcata Fire Officials believe the man hit a “pedestrian safe haven structure” and leaked around fifteen gallons of fuel which threatened to go into a storm drain.

The crew applied absorbent material and dirt around the vehicle and further down the roadway. All fuel was contained prior to reaching any drain and there were no injuries.