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Burst Pipe Causes 50,000 Gallons Of Oil To Spill Onto The Streets Of Los Angeles

DEVELOPING: Crude oil was seen "shooting upward in the sky" and on to the roof of local strip club.

Posted on May 15, 2014, at 6:32 a.m. ET

UPDATED – 6:37 a.m, ET.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has confirmed that a pipe has burst, and 50,000 gallons of crude oil are now spilling into the streets of L.A.

Oil spill geyser send crude flying 30 feet into air in Atwater Village industrial park. Businesses evacuated.

Newsreel TV@newsreeltv

Oil spill geyser send crude flying 30 feet into air in Atwater Village industrial park. Businesses evacuated.

5:04 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to NBC Los Angeles, the oil was was seen "shooting upward in the sky" and onto the nearby businesses, including the Gentlemen's Club, a local strip club.

The LAFD said that the Gentlemen's Club was evacuated.

Here's where to follow latest developments on that major oil spill in LA. http://t.co/eBJLp4FB1P photo @newsreeltv

Kirsten Boyd@Kirsten__Boyd

Here's where to follow latest developments on that major oil spill in LA. http://t.co/eBJLp4FB1P photo @newsreeltv

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The incident occurred in the Atwater Village area at 5175 West San Fernando Road.

The spill is across a half-mile area after an above-ground 20-inch oil line broke. The pipe burst around 1 a.m. local time.
Via google.com

The spill is across a half-mile area after an above-ground 20-inch oil line broke. The pipe burst around 1 a.m. local time.

The oil is apparently knee-deep in some areas, and has affected some local, commercial businesses.

LA HAZMAT: @LAFD reports 50,000+ gallons of oil spilled in LA street. Oil is knee high in some parts.

Diedra Rodriguez@deerodriguez

LA HAZMAT: @LAFD reports 50,000+ gallons of oil spilled in LA street. Oil is knee high in some parts.

6:21 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

MORE: The oil spill resulted from a pipe bursting. Oil is covering 1/2 mile area and some businesses are affected, per @LAFD.

Diedra Rodriguez@deerodriguez

MORE: The oil spill resulted from a pipe bursting. Oil is covering 1/2 mile area and some businesses are affected, per @LAFD.

6:22 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The oil line has reportedly been shut off and no one has been injured.

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