Updated: Hazmat Closes Pearl Street, Brookline
DPW and Fire respond to a heating oil spill at an Apartment building near Brookline Village.
[Updated 2:31 p.m.] An oil tank on the roof of the apartment complex at 77 Pearl Street, containing between 250-300 gallons of heating oil, started to leak into the sewer system.
According to Deputy Chief Robert Ward of the Brookline Fire Department, Firefighters and maintenance workers were able to control the leak allowing only approximately 10-15 gallons of oil into the sewer system.
Brookline Water Department and DPW responded with vaccuum trucks to try and remove the oil and also used soak pads in the sewers. Pearl Street between Brookline Avenue and Washington Street remains closed.
Hazmat teams responded to a fuel spill near 72 Pearl Street in Brookline. The street was closed while the spill was being addressed.
Crews also checked the Muddy River to see whether anything spilled out that way.
Updates coming soon.