PASADENA (CBSLA) – Authorities are on the scene of a gasoline spill in Pasadena that has drained into the Alhambra wash storm drain. The spill was traveling towards San Marino.
A vehicle struck a fuel pump at the 76 Station on Arroyo Parkway and Glenarm Street, leading to the fuel spill.
Emergency responders are on scene to handle the situation. As of 7:10 p.m. it was indicated that a Hazmat team had contained the spill, but a strong odor of gasoline still persisted in the area.
It is estimated that anywhere between 800 and 1,000 gallons of gasoline were spilled. Pasadena Police and Fire Departments updated that statement less than an hour later, indicating that over 1,300 gallons were in fact spilled.
Residents in the surrounding area are advised to stay indoors and close windows. If anyone reports feeling of onset sickness due to the fumes, they are urged to call 9-1-1.
A report from San Marino Fire and San Marino Police stated that the incident and cleanup, and smell, could persist for more than six hours.
A vehicle struck a fuel pump at the Union 76 Gas Station on Arroyo Parkway and Glenarm Street, leading to the fuel spill. A witness on the scene reported that a female driver behind the wheel hit the pump in such a way that it disabled the mechanism that would normally prevent gasoline from spilling as it did.
Authorities closed down a portion of the intersection to traffic, as crews continued to clean the area.