Boston police are investigating today after someone placed a garden hose with running water into a home's oil intake pipe, causing the oil tank to overflow and spill outside a Mission Hill home.
Obviously, it was deliberate, said Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman.
Firefighters responded to 7 Sachem St. in Roxbury Crossing. The department's hazardous materials team contained the spill, and called an oil company to refill the tank, MacDonald said.
Police have not made any arrests. They asked anyone with information to call detectives at 617-343-4275, or give anonymous tips at 1(800) 494-TIPS.