LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Fire Department reports a ruptured oil pipe near Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets.
According to a Fire Department release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported around 12:15 a.m. and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported.
Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee high in some areas. A handful of commercial businesses are affected.
Oil spill geyser send crude flying 30 feet into air in Atwater Village industrial park. Businesses evacuated. pic.twitter.com/FPiNELrf4a— Newsreel TV (@newsreeltv) May 15, 2014
Crude oil runs down street uncontained heading towards more businesses in Atwater Village. pic.twitter.com/fObzwdrvlO— Newsreel TV (@newsreeltv) May 15, 2014