Burst pipeline covers Los Angeles streets in oil

Some 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area on the streets of Los Angeles due to a break in an above-ground pipeline.

LA streets covered in 'river of oil'

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil has leaked onto the streets of Los Angeles after a high-pressure pipe burst.

It is believed to have covered a half-mile area and is knee deep in some areas.

Locals have tweeted pictures of the flowing oil on the streets:

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Burst pipe sprays crude oil over streets of Los Angeles

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil sprayed on to the streets of Los Angeles after a high-pressure pipe burst. The oil was seen shooting up into the sky and onto streets and nearby businesses.

The oil spill happened at 1am local time in Los Angeles. Credit: NBC News

The Los Angeles fire department says the spill covered a half-mile area and is knee deep in some areas.

Oil seen running down the street in Los Angeles. Credit: NBC News

No injuries have been reported.

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