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Small oil spill reported at facility near Lompoc

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Apr 08, 2020

Emergency crews were called to an oil production facility in the Lompoc area Wednesday morning for a small oil spill.

It happened in the early morning at a facility in the 3900 block of Rucker Road.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, four barrels of oil spilled. Three barrels worth of oil were contained.

The spill has reportedly been stopped and crews are now working to mitigate the spill using a vacuum truck and other equipment.

Fire officials say the cause was a failed gasket on a pump.