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50,000 gallons of oil spills on Los Angeles streets

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe near the suburb of Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets.

According to the Fire Department, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in Atwater Village 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. Firefighters and hazardous materials crews are on the scene.

A handful of commercial businesses are affected, including a strip club that was evacuated.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says there’s no “visible evidence” that the oil has entered storm drains, which empty into the Los Angeles River. But he says it’s possible that oil has seeped under manhole covers.

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Workers clean up an oil from a pipe that burst causing 50,000 gallon of crude oil spill onto streets covering an area of about a half-mile May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.
Workers clean up an oil from a pipe that burst causing 50,000 gallon of crude oil spill onto streets covering an area of about a half-mile May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Oil Pipe Burst In Los Angeles Causes 50,000 Gallon Spill
Workers clean up an oil from a pipe that burst causing 50,000 gallon of crude oil spill onto streets covering an area of about a half-mile May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. A 20-inch above-ground pipe that was located next to a strip club called The Gentleman's Club, ruptured overnight causing some staff members and patrons to be evacuated. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Oil Pipe Burst In Los Angeles Causes 50,000 Gallon Spill
Workers clean up an oil from a pipe that burst causing 50,000 gallon of crude oil spill onto streets covering an area of about a half-mile May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. A 20-inch above-ground pipe that was located next to a strip club called The Gentleman's Club, ruptured overnight causing some staff members and patrons to be evacuated. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images