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Motorists ignore spill dangers: firefighters

Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

Local Fire Brigade and City Council on the scene of a mysterious oil spill yesterday. Local Fire Brigade and City Council on the scene of a mysterious oil spill yesterday.

The local Fire Brigade and City Council were quick on the scene of a mysterious oil spill yesterday.

Station Officer for the Central Fire Station, Steve Evans said they were called to attend three oil spills around 12.30pm.

“They were at roundabouts in Williams Street. One was at the Oxide and Williams Street, one at the Bromide and Williams Street and the other was at Galena and Rakow Street,” SO Evans said.

“We’re not sure what caused it.

“We were on the scene within a few minutes with two fire trucks,” he said.

“City Council assisted with man power and providing sand.

“The problem with oil spills is that the road gets slippery and it can cause accidents.”

He said some problems were caused by drivers not obeying traffic directions and traffic cones.

“A major concern was that drivers continued to drive their car through cones,” SO Evans said.

“Either they weren’t looking or weren’t paying any attention.”

It took the fire brigade and Council an hour and 15 minutes to clean up the spills.

“We had three spills to manage plus the traffic,” SO Evans said.

“Council and the fire brigade worked well together, especially in tough conditions including the heat, wind and traffic.”

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