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10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village looked 'like a lake'
10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village looked 'like a lake'

Firefighters have revised the size of a crude oil spill early Thursday in Atwater Village down to 10,000 gallons, after initial estimates put it at 50,000 gallons. The spill occurred shortly after 1 a.m. after a 20-inch above-ground pipeline burst in an industrial area in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road, sending a geyser 20 to 50 feet into the air, said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Jamie Moore. The geyser spewed oil onto the nearby Gentlemen's Club, forcing evacuations and trapping 10 vehicles parked in the lot, Moore said. Four businesses near the ruptured line were affected by street closures, officials said. Crews were able to shut off the pipeline remotely, but by...

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