Fuel pumps at Rocky’s General Store are shut down after a spill Dec. 28. Melanie Law photo

UPDATE: Fuel spill at Rocky’s in Bouchie Lake cleaned up

Approximately 1,200 litres of fuel were spilled this morning

UPDATE:

The fuel spill at Rocky’s General Store in Bouchie Lake is now all cleaned up. An employee confirmed a from Esso in Prince George finished with the clean-up efforts just after 2 p.m. Dec. 28.

The store’s fuel pumps are now back in operation.

ORIGINAL:

Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department has responded to a fuel spill at Rocky’s General Store on Blackwater Road.

Approximately 1,200 litres of fuel were spilled when an Esso truck was filling the store’s pumps.

There are currently five firefighters on scene, making sure the area is safe, while they wait for a team from Esso to arrive with clean-up supplies. All fuel pumps have been shut down.

It could take up to three hours for the clean-up team to arrive from Prince George, but firefighter Michel Robert says, “the snow is in their favour, as it keeps the fumes down.”



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