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Diesel Fuel Spill In Basement Of Loop Building

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Updated: 12/16/10 11:30 a.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – No one was hurt when diesel fuel accidentally spilled in the basement of a Loop building Thursday morning.

A Level 1 HazMat was called at 9:28 a.m. for a diesel fuel spill in the basement of a nine-story building at 1 S. Franklin St., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado.

The fuel accidentally spilled when someone filled a container too high, according to Rosado, who said no one was hurt and the building was not evacuated.

A fan was used to ventilate the area, he said,and the HazMat was secured about 10:40 a.m.

The building houses a La Quinta Inn & Suites, according to police.

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