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An unknown amount of fuel spilled into a Lower Windsor Township creek over the weekend, prompting responses from the York County Hazardous Materials Response Team and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Arthur Harman with the York County Hazardous Materials Response Team, left, watches as two Craley fire fighters secure a boom to collect heating oil near the mouth of Cabin Creek along Long Level, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Cody Santiago photo

DEP press secretary Neil Shader said in an email that about 60 to 100 gallons of fuel were released, and an unknown amount of it reached Cabin Creek.

The incident happened the evening of Sunday, Feb. 11.

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The spill is believed to be accidental, according to York County spokesman Mark Walters. A half-full fuel tank was standing next to a building at a mobile home park in the 1400 block of Prayer Mission Road when it fell over, he said.

Shader said no impact to aquatic life was observed by DEP officials.

Responders sent out absorbent booms for cleanup, Shader said.

Walters said booms were placed in Cabin Creek, and later more booms were placed near the Susquehanna River.

A contractor is cleaning up the spill.

A DEP investigation is underway, according to Shader.

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