Burst pipe at Wilmington oil refinery spews petroleum mixture onto street

A broken pipe at a refinery in Wilmington sent a mix of oil, gas and water spewing into the street on Saturday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters responding to a call at the Warren Resources facility at 625 E. Anaheim Street around 1:45 p.m. found the oily mixture shooting roughly 30 feet into the air from the broken pipe and spilling into the street.

For the record:

11:46 a.m. Jan. 21, 2024An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that the spill took place at a Valero refinery. It occurred at the Warren Resources facility on East Anaheim Street in Wilmington.

Emergency personnel were able to shut down the flow and contain part of the spilled material with sandbags.

“There is currently no widespread or escalating hazard to the public,” LAFD said in a statement.

In a post on X, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said the city was “working urgently to protect storm drains and waterways” and would continue to monitor the incident. Anaheim Street remained closed in the area for several hours after the shutoff.

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