REFUGIO STATE BEACH, Calif. — Campers ready to enjoy the holiday weekend at Refugio State Beach Park smelled oil around noon, according to KEYT.
Some packed up and left others waited until they were evacuated by park rangers, KEYT reported.
The spill detected by firefighters in the area came from a 24-inch onshore pipeline that had not been inspected in three years, KEYT explained.
Officials asked volunteer to leave the cleanup to the pros for now. But, according to KEYT, volunteers had already filled more than 90 buckets with oil just east of the campground before getting that message.
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