International Bird Rescue Assists After Pacific Pride Fire Fuel Spill

An International Bird Rescue team of six was quickly activated on the ground to work and rescue wildlife affected by the Pacific Pride Fuel spill.

The team helped set up a response center in Central Point, to stabilize, wash and rehabilitate rescued waterbirds. The bird species in care includes Canada Geese, and a young gosling and Mallards.

Local residents have been asked to not approach or pick up any oiled wildlife they may encounter. Instead they are asked to notify International Bird Rescue at 707-689-3944 to ensure that only trained wildlife rehabilitation experts help the animals.

Bird Rescue was activated by Clean Rivers Cooperative, and are working closely with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, EPA, and Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.

On April 13, 2022 the City of Medford Fire Department (MFD) responded to a reported fire and oil spill at the Carson Fuels and Pacific Pride Commercial Fuel Station. Thousands of gallons of oil evaporated or flowed into nearby Bear Creek that led to the Rogue River. Oil runoff, mostly thick and sticky lubricant, left the fire area through storm drains.

Here is the Donation link for International Bird Rescue if interested.

Courtesy of International Bird Rescue

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