Brief Fire Hits Exxon Mobil Refinery In Torrance

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A fire at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance has been extinguished.

Torrance fire Capt. Steve Deuel said no one was injured in the blaze Friday in the refinery's hydrotreater unit.

The fire started at 8:30 a.m. and was extinguished in 20 minutes. Firefighters poured high volumes of water on the flames before they could spread to other parts of the refinery in south Los Angeles County.

Deuel says no dangerous vapors were released and the blaze was
under investigation, with no indication of unusual circumstances.

Deuel says the refinery has been shut down pending more investigation. But An Exxon Mobile Torrance employee who refused to
be named says the plant is still running.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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