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Crude oil flows down a barranca after a spill in Ventura, Calif. Thursday, June 23, 2016. (Rob Varela/The Ventura County Star via AP)

Crude oil leaks from pipeline in Ventura County

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are responding to a report of crude oil leaking from a pipeline in Ventura County.

The Ventura County Star newspaper (http://bit.ly/28RlRIA) reported that county and Ventura city firefighters responded to the scene just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

 

Southern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down to 29,400 gallons.

The spill early Thursday in Ventura County was initially projected to be as much as 210,000 gallons.

Ventura Fire Department spokeswoman Kelly Flanders says the oil flowed about a half-mile down an arroyo but will not reach a local beach.

The spill comes 13 months after a coastal pipeline about 55 miles to the west in Santa Barbara County leaked more than 120,000 gallons of oil.

 

Most recent update, all times local:

11:30 a.m.

Cleanup is underway in a Southern California ravine where thousands of gallons of crude spilled from an oil pipeline.

Crimson Pipeline LLC spokeswoman Kendall Klingler says the cause of the spill Thursday in Ventura County is under investigation.

Fire authorities have estimated that as much as 700 barrels — or 29,400 gallons — were released.

The Crimson representative says the company’s estimate is at most 600 barrels, which translates to 25,200 gallons.

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10:40 a.m.

A Southern California homeowner who lives close to where thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline says the smell woke up him and his wife.

Ventura resident Kirk Atwater says he found the goo flowing through his backyard early Thursday and he called 911.

Authorities estimate that up to 29,400 gallons spilled before the flow stopped. The oil moved down a ravine but didn’t reach a local beach.

The spill comes 13 months after a coastal pipeline about 55 miles west in Santa Barbara County leaked more than 120,000 gallons of oil.

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9:10 a.m.

Southern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down to 29,400 gallons.

The spill early Thursday in Ventura County was initially projected to be as much as 210,000 gallons.

Ventura Fire Department spokeswoman Kelly Flanders says the oil flowed about a half-mile down an arroyo but will not reach a local beach.

The spill comes 13 months after a coastal pipeline about 55 miles to the west in Santa Barbara County leaked more than 120,000 gallons of oil.

That pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, was found to have been corroded.

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This story has been corrected with officials now saying the estimated size of spill is 29,400 gallons, after they initially estimated 210,000 gallons.

 

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