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Oil spill forces at East Texas family to evacuate

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GREENVILLE, TX (KLTV) - At least one East Texas family has evacuated their home after an small oil spill just north of Greenville.

Plains All American Pipeline, the company that operates the pipeline, says a leak was detected in a piece of equipment attached to the pipeline. Before it could be patched, the leak caused around 10 barrels of crude oil to spray into the air. The oil also impacted a nearby home.

According to Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill, the pipeline break was reported at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday.

The oil company says they working to clean up the oil and restore the area. The pipeline itself was not damaged and is currently in service.

The incident occurred about six miles north of Greenville on Farm to Market Road 118 near County Road 4304.

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