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Oil spill cleanup underway

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla._ A massive oil spill cleanup is underway in eastern Comanche County after an oil battery tank sprung a leak Wednesday afternoon.

Black crude oil spilled from the tanks and into a bar ditch  half a mile east of 75th Street on NE Cache Road. Valley View volunteer firefighters damned up as much of the black sludge before the oil company could arrive to start vacuuming it up.

Comanche County Emergency Manager, Clint Wagstaff was on scene and said they're not sure how much oil was spilled since crude oil is measured by the barrel.

The company responsible for the spill's cleanup, Wagon Wheel Production Company based in Crawford, Oklahoma is working with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to figure out their next plan of action.

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