Diesel spill in Kihei lot is contained

Firefighters contained a diesel spill from a generator for a refrigerated shipping container Friday afternoon in the Times Supermarket parking lot in Kihei, a fire official said.

The fuel spill was reported at 1:52 p.m., with Kihei firefighters and a Kahului HazMat team responding, said Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro. He said an estimated 20 to 25 gallons of diesel was spilled.

By midafternoon, the fuel was being offloaded into portable containers to stop the diesel from continuing to spill, Yatsushiro said. He said officials were waiting for a technician to assess the problem with the generator.

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