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Fuel spill in Horseshoe Bay contained by firefighters

West Vancouver firefighters say they have contained a fuel spill in Horseshoe Bay.

Crews used 6-by-6 metre boom to contain fuel in water

A picture of the boom being used to contain a fuel spill in Horseshoe Bay. (West Vancouver Fire Department/Twitter)

West Vancouver firefighters say they have contained a fuel spill in Horseshoe Bay, in the water near the Boathouse Restaurant on Nelson Avenue.

The West Vancouver Fire Department said in a tweet that it has contained the substance with a boom it describes as 20 feet-by-20 feet or six-by-six metres.

It says tanks in the area are thought to be the source of the leak, but have not provided any more information. The tanks have been emptied.

There is no indication how much fuel spilled into the water. Environment Canada is on the scene.

Map: Horseshoe Bay spill location

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