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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