Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.

Fire Capt. Jaime Moore said a geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m.  

Oil was knee-high in some parts of the industrial area of Atwater Village before the line was remotely shut off.

Several commercial businesses near the border of Glendale were affected.  A strip club was evacuated.

Moore said four people at a medical business were evaluated with respiratory complaints, and two people were transferred to a hospital.

By dawn, an environmental cleaning company had vacuumed up most of the oil.

The 20-inch pipe burst at a transfer pumping station along a pipeline that runs from Bakersfield to Texas.