Cooking oil dump gives RI city eau de french fries

CRANSTON, RI Cranston Deputy Fire Chief Keith Newman says the soybean oil was kept in 5-gallon containers that apparently fell off a truck Monday. Firefighters found the containers in four spots around Cranston.

The cooking oil was spilled along an entire block of one street, a mess left for environmental officials to clean up.

Newman told WJAR-TV that his clothes smelled like french fries after he got back to the fire station.

The fire department is searching for the driver who made the mess.

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