Refinery Fire Northern California Now Contained

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Residents in two Northern California cities were told to shelter-in-place because of a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond.

The fire, which was first reported at 6:40 p.m. Monday, is now contained. It was burning in a process unit at the facility and for a time, emitted black smoke over the cities of Richmond and San Pablo.

Randy Sawyer says it's not known what sparked the blaze. No injuries have been reported.

An automated phone message sent out by the health agency says that there was an emergency at the refinery.

Television shots show large flames with thick black smoke coming out of at least two refinery stacks at the facility.

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