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50,000 gallons of oil spill on California streets

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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's news release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported around 12:15 a.m. Thursday in Atwater Village and the oil line was remotely shut off.  There are no reports of injuries.

Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee deep in some areas.  Hazardous materials crews are on scene.

Some commercial businesses are affected by the spill.

Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott says there's no visible evidence that oil went into storm drains that connect to the Los Angeles River, but it's possible the oil has seeped under manhole covers.
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