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FD: 250-300 gallons of fuel spill at Circle K near 26th Avenue and Camelback

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 22:24:38-04

PHOENIX — Approximately 250 to 300 gallons of fuel were spilled at a Circle K located near 26th Avenue and Camelback Road when a fuel tank collapsed, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

The manager of the Circle K told the Phoenix Fire Department that the fuel tanks at this Circle K location were being cleaned by a vacuum "when a pressure relief valve failed, causing the tank on the vacuum truck to collapse and the fuel to spill."

First responders believe approximately 250 to 300 gallons of gasoline spilled due to the collapse.

The Circle K was evacuated around 9 a.m., and was closed for approximately four hours for while crews cleaned up.

The Phoenix Police Department shut down traffic in the area of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road, as well as the southbound and northbound ramps of I-17 at Camelback, and westbound Camelback at I-17 when the initial spill occurred.