More than 1,000 gallons leak from Boise 'fuel farm'

More than 1,000 gallons leak from Boise 'fuel farm'

Credit: Karen Zatkulak / KTVB

Firefighters work to clean a fuel spill at a Boise industrial facility on Wednesday.

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 3:59 PM

BOISE -- Emergency workers managed to stop a gasoline spill that happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday at a Boise industrial facility.

Police say the incident took place at "fuel farm" on the 700 block of N. Curtis Road.

A valve in a system reportedly suffered a mechanical failure, causing more than 1,000 gallons of gasoline to spill.

Ada County dispatchers initially reported the amount of fuel spilled was 5,000 gallons, but that number hasn't been confirmed.

Authorities say the leak was contained in a pit, or dike, built around the fuel farm.

Private cleanup crews are said to be on the way to deal with the spill.

Firefighters say the cold weather helped contain fuel vapors during the spill, and made the response easier to deal with.

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