Oil spill geyser send crude flying 30 feet into air in Atwater Village industrial park. Businesses evacuated.
1. UPDATED – 6:37 a.m, ET.
2. The Los Angeles Fire Department has confirmed that a pipe has burst, and 50,000 gallons of crude oil are now spilling into the streets of L.A.
3. According to NBC Los Angeles, the oil was was seen “shooting upward in the sky” and onto the nearby businesses, including the Gentlemen’s Club, a local strip club.
The LAFD said that the Gentlemen’s Club was evacuated.
5. The incident occurred in the Atwater Village area at 5175 West San Fernando Road.
The spill is across a half-mile area after an above-ground 20-inch oil line broke. The pipe burst around 1 a.m. local time.