Hazmat crews were called in early Friday morning to clean up a diesel spill on Sioux City's northside. Fire and Rescue officials say a portable diesel tank from a nearby construction site rolled down the hill and landed in the parking lot of Lief Erickson pool.
Officials say the amount of diesel that spilled wasn't dangerous, but the spill did come very close to pouring into the storm drain, which could have caused contamination problems. Fire crews arrived on the scene early enough to stop it from reaching the drain.
Police are investigating the cause of the spill. "The police department is on the scene and they'll be investigating, if any strange things went on causing the incident, but I don't have any information about that yet," Brian Thiele, Captain of Sioux City Fire and Rescue.
The crew is pouring sand on top of the diesel spill to absorb it before it can contaminate the area.
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