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Hazmat Team Responds to Diesel Spill

On Monday, June 16, 2018 at 10:02 p.m., the Visalia Fire Department responded to a hazardous material spill of diesel.

"Upon arrival, fire personnel found approximately 27 gallons of diesel on the roadway at the intersection of Noble Ave and Giddings St. as well as in the gutter for approximately 270 feet," states Dustin Hall, City of Visalia Fire Department Battallion Chief. "Noble Ave was closed between Giddings and Martin Streets for the duration of the incident."

The City of Visalia Public Works Department Streets Division assisted by providing sand to absorb the diesel and Fire crews provided environment protection by keeping the fuel out of the storm drain system.

The Visalia Police Department and the Tulare County Environmental Health Division responded to the scene.

Crews were on scene for approximately 3 ½ hours cleaning up the spill and the roadway was reopened.

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