Estimated 29,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills In Ventura County
There’s been another oil pipeline spill on the South Coast, with tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil pouring out of a pipeline.
Ventura County, and Ventura City firefighters were called to the Hall Canyon area, near Grove Lane and Grove Streets by reports of a spill at around 5:30 a.m.
The area is in the hills just northeast of downtown Ventura. The oil flow has been shut down.
An estimated 29,000 gallons of oil spilled.
Firefighters were successful in putting up barriers to try to keep the oil from flowing from the hills down into waterways, and the ocean
No evacuations have been necessary, with the spill occurring in an isolated area.
As investigators start the process of trying to figure out what happened, crews are also being called to the scene to start cleanup efforts.
Last year, a pipeline rupture spilled more than 140,000 gallons of oil along the Gaviota coastline, in Santa Barbara County.