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10,000 gallons of crude oil floods half-mile area in Los Angeles after pipeline ruptures

(Reuters) – Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles on Thursday due to a break in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline, the city fire department said. The spill was 10,000 gallons, according to Jamie Moore, a public information officer with the Los…

LA cars, homes ablaze in massive arson spree

Police in Los Angeles, with help from federal investigators, were searching Saturday for one or more suspects said to have set more than 30 vehicle fires in one of the worst arson sprees in city history. Fire officials said they have responded to some 30 fires, including 13 cases of…