Crews contain hazardous material in West Haven City

Posted at 3:04 PM, Feb 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-15 17:04:40-05

WEST HAVEN CITY, Utah – Personnel from multiple agencies responded to a hazardous material incident Saturday morning after someone reported seeing an oily substance in a storm drain system.

Officials said personnel responded to 4400 South and 4700 West in West Haven City at about 9:38 a.m., and they contained the spill using absorbent materials designed for the purpose.

According to a press release from the Weber Fire District, the report was made by an individual who noticed an oily substance in the canal while walking their dog. Crews could not find the source of the material, but said they believe the substance to be diesel fuel.

In the release, officials said they want to “remind the community that you should never dump fluids such as gasoline, diesel fuel or other hazardous materials into gutters or storm drains. Individuals responsible may face significant fines and could be responsible for the clean-up costs.”

Those who responded included personnel from the Weber Fire District, Roy City Fire Department, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, West Haven City and the Weber-Morgan Health Department.

Fire crews will be checking on the situation throughout the day, according to the press release.