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 Los Angeles fire department says the spill covered a half-mile area and is knee deep in some areas.
No injuries have been reported.
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