Booms placed in Flint River to contain gas spill

Fuel reportedly came up from underground at a gas station in Lapeer

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LAPEER, Mich. - Officials placed booms in the Flint River to contain a gasoline spill in Lapeer that got into storm drains.

WJRT-TV reports he spill happened Tuesday afternoon when fuel came up from underground at a gas station during a fuel delivery.

"We did have a significant amount of gas get into the storm drain and it has traveled through the system toward the Flint River. We were able to put booms in the river to contain most of the gasoline, the DEQ has been on location," said Terry Kluge, fire chief for the city of Lapeer

The cause of the spill about 45 miles northwest of Detroit is under investigation. Officials say there was no immediate threat of danger.

State environmental officials also responded.

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