Oil Spill in Atwater Village, California
At least 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area after an above-ground 20-inch oil line broke around 1 a.m. Thursday near 5175 W. San Fernando Rd.
Oil was seen shooting 15 to 20 feet upward in the sky and onto the nearby business, The Gentlemen’s Club. The Gentlemen’s Club was evacuated, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
“This oil comes from the Bakersfield area, this is a pumping transfer station and pumping transfer station then transfers the oil to a storage facility in Long Beach,” a fire chief was reported to have stated.
No injuries were reported, the Los Angeles Fire Department further said in a statement.
The pipeline was shut off remotely.
This gives a new meaning to the words ‘City Slicker’