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Cleanup Of Small Oil Spill On Central Coast Underway

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)
Cleanup is underway on a small oil spill on the Central Coast

Santa Barbara County firefighters say there’s been a small onshore oil spill on the Central Coast. It happened Thursday on the 7000 block of Graciosa Road near Orcutt.

Officials say an oil pipeline leak spilled about 50 barrels of light crude oil onto the ground, and into a creek area. Crews clamped the leak. County and state officials are supervising cleanup efforts, with some of the oil in riparian areas.