Emergency crews were called out Thursday night to stop and clean up a sewage leak outside a multi-unit apartment building in Santa Barbara.
City firefighters, hazmat personnel and public works crews responded shortly after 7 p.m. to the 2000 block of Bath Street, where they found sewage flowing out of a clean-out and down the sidewalk and street, according to Battalion Chief Lee Waldron.
"There was a stoppage of some sort that popped the clean-out cap off," Waldron said, adding that the building contained 25-30 apartments.
Public Works crews were able to quickly dispatch a vacuum truck and clean-up equipment to the scene, which minimized any environmental damage, Waldron said.
The building's owner was calling in a plumber to fix the problem, Waldron said.
Bath Street was closed for a time in the area while the clean-up was completed.
No injuries were reported and no evacuations were necessary, Waldron said.