CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Municipal Sewer District has begun working to clean up the sewer damage caused when the sewage tank at a Cleveland wastewater treatment plant caught fire on Thursday, officials said.
Officials said the tank was not damaged when the fire started, but the water in the tank leaked.
The water leaked and seeped into nearby streets.
The city’s wastewater plant is at the center of an ongoing cleanup effort after a seepage of sewage and chemicals was detected during the fire.
It was not immediately clear how much of the sewage leak was caused by the fire and how much by seepages of sewage.
Crews have been cleaning up and testing the water that spilled.
We will update the public as soon we know more about the fire’s cause and will provide additional information as it becomes available,” the statement said.