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Willmar firefighters work to contain a gasoline leak Friday afternoon at the Holiday station in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Firefighters respond to gas spill in Willmar, Minn

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to the Holiday station on U.S. Highway 12 Friday afternoon in Willmar.

A clerk in the store said gas began leaking from the western-most pump while a technician was working on it.

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Firefighters were seen working around several manhole covers, and sand was spread over the driveway apron and into the road to absorb the spill.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

(320) 214-4334
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