Ottawa

Emergency crews contain 75-litre fuel spill near Green's Creek

Emergency crews are working to contain a spill after fuel from a transport truck leaked into an east Ottawa creek Thursday afternoon.

About five to 15 litres reached Green's Creek near Innes Road, say fire officials

Ottawa Fire Services say a transport truck leaked 75 litres of fuel today, some of which made its way into Green's Creek near Innes Road. (Jean-Sebastien Marier/CBC)

Emergency crews have managed to contain a spill after fuel leaked from a transport truck into an east Ottawa creek Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 2 p.m., Ottawa Fire Services received a call that the truck was leaking fuel at 1419 Innes Road, near the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass.

Upon arriving at the scene, crews confirmed that fuel had leaked into nearby Green's Creek, the fire department said.

About 75 litres of fuel spilled from the vehicle, though Ottawa Fire Services said only about five to 15 litres reached the creek.

Police, paramedics and a hazmat team were all dispatched to the scene. By 3:20 p.m., emergency crews had contained the spill, fire officials said.

The Ministry of Environment has also been notified about the fuel spill, officials said.