Pipe break spills 50,000 gallons of oil in LA

LOS ANGELES (NBC) – Thursday morning, emergency crews are on the scene of a large oil spill in Los Angeles.

Fire officials say they estimate more than 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled when an above-ground pipe broke around 1 a.m. local time.

The oil was seen shooting into the sky and onto nearby businesses.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the spill has covered a half-mile area and is nearly knee-high in some areas.

The oil line has been remotely shut off and no injuries have been reported.

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