Fireboat responsible for oil spill in Elliott Bay, officials say

VIDEO: Fireboat responsible for oil spill in Elliott Bay

Crews worked to clean up an oil spill Wednesday morning in Elliott Bay near the Seattle Waterfront.

At about 8 a.m., crews at Fire Station 5 found a small leak of waste oil from Fireboat Leschi, Seattle fire officials said.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, several gallons were spilled.

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Crews immediately secured the leak and several agencies responded.

Blooms were placed around the sheen to contain and absorb the oil.

The U.S. Coast Guard was at the scene leading the mitigation efforts, along with the Department of Ecology and Seattle Public Utilities.

The Seattle Fire Department said it will investigate to determine how the leak occurred.

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