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Estimated 29,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills In Ventura County

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Firefighters at scene of oil spill near City of Ventura

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.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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