Firefighters Contain Underground Fuel Leak in Catawba County (NC)

Firefighters in Catawba County scrambled Tuesday morning to contain an underground fuel leak in Long View, reports (

Firefighters built a makeshift dam in Frye Creek near the Long View and Hickory city limits.

A half-mile away, workers discovered a leak behind the Century Furniture Central distribution building.

Firefighters said heating oil had leaked into the creek from an old underground tank.

“We’ve got straw and dikes in place. We’ve already got it caught within just a couple of blocks behind the building. So everything is in good place,” said Chief Eric Shepherd with Long View Fire.

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