FAIRFIELD — Emergency crews closed a downtown alley for three hours Monday while they tried to determine if a leaky, 55-gallon metal container contained hazardous materials.
The incident happened in the alley on the block between Webster and Jackson streets and Texas and Missouri streets, behind Texas Street businesses. Fairfield Fire Battalion Chief Bob Stoffel said the substance turned out to be cooking oil and water in an unmarked container.
Local restaurants used the container, Stoffel said. The city referred the incident to county Environmental Management. The container should have been properly marked, he said.
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