Firefighters, police respond to oil leak at New Rochelle Harbor

Firefighters and police were on scene Saturday at the New Rochelle Harbor in response to an oil leak.

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2021, 8:44 PM

Updated 1,038 days ago

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Firefighters and police were on scene Saturday at the New Rochelle Harbor in response to an oil leak.
The responding parties received a call regarding an explosion that they initially thought was a water main break.
"We received a call actually for an explosion and liquid coming out of a manhole,” said New Rochelle Fire Chief Andrew Sandor.
He described it as “some kind a Con Ed oil.”
Sandor said that the oil doesn't appear to be hazardous or flammable but issues a warning to residents to be careful while walking and not to track the oil into their homes.
It wasn’t immediately clear what triggered the explosion.


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