KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Nearly 6,500 gallons of crude oil spilled into the headwaters of Blue Creek after a tank was vandalized, according to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The Commission said West Virginia Emergency Management crews went to the site on Sunday and Monday. They say they did not find any product in the water.

According to the Kanawha County Commission, no odors, fish kills or any other dead aquatic life are being reported. Officials said they do not believe there to be any harm to the public or wildlife.

However, a trout restocking set for today has been postponed until Tuesday due to the spill, according to the Kanawha County Commission.

The Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the West Virginia DEP, Kanawha County Emergency Management and West Virginia American Water all responded to the oil spill.

“We are doing everything we possibly can to do the right thing and be considerate of the fact that this was not our fault. It was vandalism,” Reed Brothers Oil and Gas supervisor Arnold Watson said. “They opened up the tank and drained it over the hill. They removed the locks and did damage to our pipe and of course it’s doing damage to the ground and the environment, and we’re having to clean it up.”

The company said it is not clear who opened the valve, but around 3 a.m. on Sunday, oil began to flow into the ground and through nearby creeks.

“If people want to go out and have a good time, there’s nothing wrong with that, but people should not bother people’s stuff because this company, we have to pay now for a cleanup that we are not responsible for,” Watson said.

So far, the spill has been contained on Blue Creek and has not spread farther downstream.

Some neighbors living in the area said the smell of oil has stayed in the air for more than a day.

“It woke me up at about 3 a.m. or 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning, and it was a real strong smell, and I just thought it was in the air,” Spangler resident Johnny Deel said. “But then daylight, I went to the creek, and it was in the creeks. It was a real strong smell.”

Some people who live in the area rely on well water just like Deel, which means they need Health Department approval before they can drink from the tap.

“We have wells, and we’re concerned about the oil getting into the wells. They told us not to drink it,” Deel said.