ALLEGANY, NY – About 150 gallons of oil spilled from an oil well in Allegany Tuesday morning, causing a fire near the intersection of Flatstone Road and Chipmonk Road.
Members of the Allegany Fire Department dispatched around 5:35 a.m. Tuesday and remained at the scene until 10:30 a.m. Incident Response and Mitigation (IRM) Services were also at the scene and contained the oil spill quickly.
IRM Services reported no threat to the Allegheny River or water supplies at this time. Officers from the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services, Health Department and New York State Department of Environment Conservation remained on scene to investigate further.
The oil well is reportedly owned by Vertical Energy Inc. in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, according to the Cattaraugus Couint Office of Emergency Services.