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UPDATE: Oil from pipe leak reaching Santa Barbara coastline

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UPDATE: KSBY's crew at the scene reports oil from a pipe leak off the coast of Santa Barbara has reached the shoreline near Refugio State Beach.

The smell is reported to be very strong and officials on scene say the pipe that was the source is owned by Plains All American Pipeline and has been shut off.

The cause is unknown at this time. The oil slick is now reported to be 300 feet wide and about 1/2 mile long. Crews are working to contain it.

The Office of Emergency Services, State Parks, County Parks, Coast Guard, and Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept. are all involved. 

KSBY will have live reports on KSBY News at 5 and 6.

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Cleanup crews are responding to a possible oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara.

The reports came in Tuesday afternoon.

One crew tells KSBY they were alerted to the possible spill off the coast of Refugio Beach by Santa Barbara County emergency dispatch.

Officials tell KSBY the reported spill is approximately 300 feet wide and about 1/4 mile long and may be approaching the surf line.

KSBY has a crew heading to the scene and will have updates as they become available.

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