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Crews work to contain hydraulic fluid spill along Catawba River in McDowell County

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A hydraulic fluid spill along Catawba River was being contained at the Resistoflex Road bridge near Tom Johnson's Camping Center. (Photo credit: McDowell County 911/Emergency Management)

Emergency crews were working Thursday night to contain a hydraulic fluid spill along Catawba River in Pleasant Gardens.

The spill happened after a fire at Columbia Forest Products. The fluid spilled into the Catawba River from Columbia Carolina Road to Resistoflex Road.

Multiple departments, including Asheville Fire Department's Regional Hazmat Response Team, was on scene. N.C. Emergency Management and N.C. Division of Water Resources was also assisting.

The spill was being contained at the Resistoflex Road bridge near Tom Johnson's Camping Center.

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