A truck spilled about 100 gallons of cooking oil near the Metreon in San Francisco Monday afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The spill was reported at 3:07 p.m. at the intersection of Fourth and Howard streets.

An oil collection truck from Oakland-based Sirona Fuels spilled the fuel, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Fire crews responded and closed up nearby sewer grates and put absorbent on the oil, Talmadge said. Department of Public Works crews responded to assist, as well as a cleanup team from the company, she said.

An official with Sirona Fuels said a bin on the truck somehow fell off the vehicle and onto the road, spilling the oil.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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