USA TODAY: 10,000 gallons of oil spill onto L.A. streets


10,000 gallons of oil spill onto L.A. streets

More than 10,000 gallons of oil spilled from a burst pipeline in the West Glendale area of Los Angeles on Thursday, spewing crude over a half-mile area, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. In some areas the oil was knee-deep, fire department spokesman Jaime Moore said A “handful” of businesses including a nightclub were affected. The leak from a 20-inch pipe on West San Fernando Road was reported just after 1 a.m. local time. Four people at a medical business were evaluated with respiratory complaints, and two women were transferred to a hospital, Moore said. The pipeline was shut off remotely and the spill was contained by fire officials, the department said.

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