Oil spill in Charles River prompts massive emergency response

WALTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - An oil spill in the Charles River in Waltham prompted a massive emergency response Wednesday night.

Crews responding to the area of 130 River St. for a report of a strong smell of fuel on the river declared a hazmat situation behind Shaw’s Supermarket, according to state police.

Video from Sky7 HD showed several fire trucks and emergency vehicles at the scene.

Booms were set up in the river to collect the spill, which was later contained.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Environmental Protection were notified.

Crews will be on scene Thursday looking for the origin of the spill.

No additional details were immediately available.

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