Police and firefighters responded to the scene of a fuel spill Wednesday morning in Riverhead after a truck driver cut a corner too sharply and pierced the truck’s fuel tank, officials said.
The accident happend about 11 a.m in a parking lot behind Sid Harvey Industries Inc. off Kroemer Avenue, where about two gallons of fuel spilled from the Wrap-N-Pack delivery truck’s exposed tank, said Kevin Brooks, second assistant fire chief.
“We got it stopped pretty quickly,” Mr. Brooks said.
Firefighters spread about two bags of a soaking agent on the ground to help clean up the mess, he said.
Riverhead police and about 25 Riverhead Fire Department volunteers responded to the scene.
Wrap-N-Pack sells packaging materials out of Farmingdale.