UPDATE: Private company mops up diesel fuel spill

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Updated: March 8, 2012, 7:34 AM

 

A private cleanup company mopped up a diesel fuel spill on Southeast Columbia Way overnight Wednesday.

The spill was first reported at 2000 S.E. Columbia Way about 9 p.m. The Vancouver Fire Department's Engine 1 responded to the spill with HazMat gear.

Capt. Kevin Murray said a truck driver was filling up at a self-service station and a malfunction caused the spill.

The spilled fuel was in a 30 foot by 12 foot area, Murray said.

Vancouver Oil Company called a contractor to mop up the fuel, thought to be about 20 gallons, and the state Department of Ecology has been notified, Murray said.