RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Firehouse Brewing Company in Rapid City has been charged more than $2,300 for cleanup costs associated with a cooking oil and grease spill that occurred last month in an alley behind the restaurant.

The spill was reported Aug. 14. City crews spent more than four hours cleaning the alley.

Firehouse Brewing Co. owner Bob Fuchs said someone walking through the alley intentionally knocked over one of the business’s barrels. He said it contained less than 20 gallons of discarded cooking grease.

City spokesman Darrell Shoemaker tells the Rapid City Journal that the business wasn’t cited for any violations, but it was sent a bill for the cleanup.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com