Spill Dumps 50,000 Gallons of Oil onto L.A. Street

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Approximately 50,000 gallons of oil have gushed onto a Los Angeles street.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the cause was a 20-inch pipe that burst on West San Fernando Road, in the city's West Glendale area. The spill was called in just after midnight Pacific time on Thursday, May 15.

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The pipe has been shut off, and a hazardous materials crew has been dispatched to the area, which covers about a half of a mile. Oil was said to be knee-high in some spots.

Thus far, no injuries have been reported, though the spill has impacted a few businesses in the area. The fire department has not yet observed any oil reaching storm drains.

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