Oil spills into Lake Kenosia

Between 75 to 80 gallons of heating oil leaked out of a home fuel tank Tuesday and onto the shore and water of Lake Kenosia.Firefighters responded to a report of a fuel spill at 85 Boulevard Drive after a neighbor spotted a red slick in the water.

Firefighters were dispatched about 12:20 p.m., according to Danbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Stephen Williams.

The homeowner received an oil delivery about two weeks ago.

“The tank had developed a small hole and had rusted through from the outside,” Williams said.

Oil leaked onto the homeowner’s backyard and into Lake Kenosia.

Danbury firefighters contacted the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Danbury Health Department, as the lake is part of the city’s water supply.

However, the city is not pumping water from the lake, said Mayor Mark Boughton.

The cleanup and removal of the leaking tank are being handled by Connecticut Tank Removal.


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