Tilting Oil Derrick Threatens Homes in Huntington Beach

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    The danger zone is in a neighborhood between 1st and 2nd streets near Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, where 25 homes have lost power. Vikki Vargas reports from Huntington Beach for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2013. (Published Monday, Oct 14, 2013)

    An oil derrick in Huntington Beach buckled and was tipping over Monday afternoon, prompting evacuations in an apartment building and a home, authorities said.

    The derrick was threatening homes near 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway. It was reported about 1:30 p.m., said Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Bob Culhane.

    The derrick reportedly began buckling during routine maintenance. Officials were using a crane to stabilize the derrick.

    Additional details were not immediately released.

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