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Authorities respond to reports of fuel odor, alarm in Sand Island

Authorities responded to reports of a fuel smell near storage tanks in Sand Island Authorities responded to reports of a fuel smell near storage tanks in Sand Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police and firefighters responded to reports of a strong odor of fuel on Wednesday near the Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation, the scene of a large jet fuel leak that happened in January.

According to the Honolulu Fire Department, an alarm went off at the facility at around 3:30 a.m. and those in the area could smell the fuel shortly thereafter. However, upon arrival, HFD said it did not discover any kind of leak or spillage.

Officials said the alarm was caused by a low fuel sensor and that the odor was likely caused by a refueling operation that was underway. 

Nearly 42,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from a storage tank in January, according to the Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation. Only 20,000 gallons have been recovered at last check.

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