Metro-East News

Police search for whoever caused Millstadt hazmat spill


Police in Millstadt are looking for answers after someone spilled kerosene Thursday afternoon all over a road in the village.

They’d like to know who spilled the fuel, how it happened and whether the mess was an accident or intentional.

The bulk of the spill was on a 40-yard stretch on M And O Station Road in a residential neighborhood. It happened sometime around 4 p.m.

Police and fire trucks blocked the road there for about five hours while the St. Clair County Hazardous Materials response team cleaned up the mess.

Anyone with information about the spill is asked to call the Millstadt Police Department at 476-7250 or St. Clair County Emergency Management at 618-825-5780.