Cleansing efforts are driving a 13-square-mile oil pipeline from Newport Beach

An oil explosion is believed to have been caused by a pipeline in Newport Beach on Saturday, covering about 13 square kilometers, but officials believe it could be caught quickly.

The crew moved under pressure to close the pipeline and pump as much oil as possible at 12:18 p.m., said Kate Conrad, a Southern California oil producer who participated in the operation.

“He quickly warned us,” she said. We truly believe that we will save this little event.

The California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife also sent workers to the site after a torrential downpour about three miles[5 km]off Newport Beach. Cleaners are on the move, the department said on Twitter.

There are no immediate reports of “wildlife”, but the department’s investigation is under way, said Eric Lawlin, a spokesman for the department.

Those who have asked people to stay away from endangered wildlife “may do more harm to the animals” than call the Oil Wildlife Conservation Network at (877) 823-6926. For any rescue and rehabilitation work, a staff member from the network was mobilized.

“The area is unsafe and should only be cleaned by trained contractors, so members of the public should stay away from oiled beaches,” Laul said.

Huntington Beach is closed from the Santa Ana River to the pole, the city said on Twitter at 21:21.

Newport beach town is monitoring the flow, officials said. The spill should be blown away by wind, sun and storms and is not expected to reach the beach, the city said earlier on Twitter.

Kerry Keating, a Newport Beach resident, said she and other neighbors began to smell “horrible and strong” on Friday night, and many in the Nextdoor neighborhood network heard loud noises.

“We are all very concerned about marine life,” Katie wrote in an email.

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