DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- UPDATE:
Danville officials say there is no danger to the public or water system after a fuel oil spill leeched into a small stream near the city.
Courtesy MGN Online
According to a news release from the city, Danville Fire Department received a call about the spill, located at 154 James Road, around 9 am.
Safety officials determined the spill to be fuel oil. The leaking tank was controlled, and the Danville Fire Department and its Regional Hazardous Material Team was able to control the leak and contain the product before it reached any major waterways the release stated.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) and Regional Haz-Mat officer have been contacted. A cleanup contractor has been notified to clean up the spill, the release added.
Danville Emergency Management and a state Haz-Mat officer will monitor the cleanup, the release stated.
Crews are responding to a diesel spill in a creek near Route 58 in Danville Friday morning around 9 a.m.
The spill occurred near Raywood Landscape Center.
Crews are working to make sure that the diesel does not make it into the Dan River.
Danville Fire Department says the Department of Environmental Quality will be coming to investigate the area.
Danville Fire will continue to monitor the area this weekend.