ALLEGANY – Seven fire departments worked quickly to extinguish an oil derrick fire that was reported about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday along Flatstone and Chipmunk roads in the Town of Allegany.
The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services reported that the fire was out by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.Officials estimate 150 gallons of oil spilled but was quickly contained. Officials said there is no threat to the Allegheny River or local water supplies, but experts remained on the scene as of Tuesday afternoon to continue to monitor the incident.
Responding fire companies included Allegany, Knapp Creek, Hinsdale, Limestone, Town of Olean, Westons Mills,all from New York, and Otto Township from Pennsylvania. The cause of the blaze was not given.
In addition, responding to the fire were Incident Response and Mitigation Services, Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services, the Cattaraugus County Health Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Conservation Police and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.