NEWS
06/15/2015 11:36 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Vancouver residents asked to avoid seawall after apparent diesel spill

VANCOUVER - Crews are cleaning up what is believed to be a diesel spill in Vancouver's False Creek.Jeff Brady with the Canadian Coast Guard says hundreds of metres of containment booms have been set up off Granville Island.He says the oily sheen on the water appears to be fuel, but its source has yet to be confirmed.The City of Vancouver wrote on Twitter that the spill is estimated at 1,000 litres.It says there is no significant human health risks, but residents who smell diesel should close their windows and turn off air conditioners.Police have closed a portion of the seawall downtown as a precaution and people are being asked to avoid the area. (News 1130, The Canadian Press)