Updates: Oil spill in Ventura County; assessment of damage underway

An oil spill that may have released more than 29,000 gallons of crude into a grassy canyon in Ventura County did not reach the beach or trigger evacuations, Ventura County fire officials say.

  • Assessments of damage and air quality are underway.
  • The pipeline in question has a history of spills.
  • “The pump has been shut down,” a firefighter said. “There’s no way it can get to the ocean.”