Fire Erupts at Phillips 66 Refinery in Carson - NBC Southern California

Fire Erupts at Phillips 66 Refinery in Carson

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    Carson Refinery Fire Filled Air With Thick, Black Smoke

    Fire and thick black smoke filled the air as an oil refinery exploded in flames. (Published Saturday, March 16, 2019)

    A fire at the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson burned for more than two hours Friday night before being knocked down.

    Los Angeles County Fire Department crews were called about 7:15 p.m. to the refinery in the 1500 block of East Sepulveda Boulevard, a dispatcher said. The fire involved three high-pressure crude pumps, according to Capt. Tony Imbrenda, public information officer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The fire was knocked down about 9:30 p.m., Imbrenda said.

    No evacuations were ordered, but a shelter in place order for area residents was lifted shortly before 10 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    The fire did not cause any injuries, according to Dennis Nuss of Phillips 66. The fire prompted the closure of Sepulveda Boulevard in both directions between Alameda Street and Wilmington Avenue, according to the sheriff's department.

    Imbrenda said checks of air quality indicated there was no threat to the public.

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