Oil found in water after Ohio fuel business fire

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say more environmental cleanup will be needed after a fire at a western Ohio fuel company created thick black smoke and left officials monitoring oil that spilled into a nearby tributary of a creek.

An Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman says the water was "running orange-red."

Fire officials tell the Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/IbpqCe ) they used vacuum equipment and other methods to help remove the contaminants and contain them within a quarter-mile downstream.

Officials say they believe a spark of static electricity started the blaze at R.D. Holder Oil Co., which supplies fuel, heating oil, and heavy lubricants. They say the fire ignited while a truck was being loaded Thursday morning, and it spread to a warehouse.

No serious injuries were reported. More than 50 agencies responded to the scene.

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Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com