Fuel Spill Cleanup - Photo courtesy of TFoxFoto on Shutterstock

Fuel overflowed from a vehicle and spilled in a Wildomar gas station parking lot Thursday, prompting a cleanup operation.

The spill was reported shortly before noon at the 76 Station in the 33900 block of Mission Trail, near Bundy Canyon Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Responding crews encountered a pool of petrol that had been diffused by rainfall, according to the agency.

It was unclear how the fuel had flowed out of the vehicle, and whether it was diesel or unleaded gasoline. The specific number of gallons that leaked also wasn’t immediately known.

A hazardous materials unit was initially summoned, but engine crews were able to mop up and contain the mess without the hazmat team, according to reports from the scene.

Inspectors from the county Department of Environmental Health were requested to determine whether the fuel spill posed any further public safety hazard.

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