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Cleveland fire, HAZMAT crews responded to fuel spill at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Posted at 6:14 AM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 10:26:45-05

The Cleveland Fire Department and HAZMAT crews responded to a fuel spill at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning.

Fire officials originally said 10,000 gallons of fuel spilled behind the maintenance facility that is behind United Airlines. As of 7 a.m., fire officials said the spill is now estimated at 5,500 gallons.

Michele Dynia, a spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said the fuel tanker was involved in an accident with another vehicle near a hangar causing the fuel spill.

The fuel leak has been stopped, according to fire officials. The spill is not believed to be in the sewers, fire officials said.

The sewer district and a private contractor are going to the airport to assess the spill and clean up.

Dynia said no one was injured at this time, it doesn't look like the spill will impact any flight operations.

AirTracker 5 is over the scene as crews work to clean up the spill.




News 5 will update as more information becomes available.