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Fuel spills at Wis. courthouse

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Crews were working to contain a fuel spill at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Chippewa Falls that spread to a nearby creek.

According to the fire department, a malfunction with a tank for the courthouse’s emergency generator caused the tank to overflow.

Fire crews used a boom in the creek to help trap the fuel Friday.

It’s not known how much fuel spilled, according to the sheriff’s office.

Firefighters said the courthouse didn’t need to be evacuated but the air circulation system was shut down to keep the fumes out.

Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com

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