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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 a Fire Department news release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported at about 12:15 a.m. 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. Hazardous materials crews are on the scene.

Oil was seen shooting upward in the sky and onto a nearby business, The Gentlemen’s Club. The Gentlemen's Club was evacuated, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A handful of other commercial businesses are affected.

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