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Gas thief causes spill into Logan Creek

A thief drilled into the gas tank of a small school bus causing the remainder of the liquid to spill into a Langley City fish-bearing creek on Saturday.

Around 5 p.m., Langley City fire department was called out to the area of 206A Street and Duncan Way for the smell of gas and another complaint that an oil slick had appeared at nearby Logan Creek, said deputy fire chief Bob Scott.

“Our crews responded and with the assistance of City engineering staff we put out booms to collect the gas into the creek and at the culvert,” said Scott.”We were able to contain the spill.”

With the help of Langley RCMP, it was determined that the gas came from a school bus that had its gas tank drilled.

There have been a fair number of gas thefts in Langley over the past six months where thieves drill a hole in the gas tank. The damage is very costly to repair. While there haven’t been any reports of injuries, the potential for an explosion from sparks caused by the drilling of the tank is a reality, said police.

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