The fire was reported around 2:00 p.m. at the refinery on Pacheco Boulevard in Martinez. Shell representative Erin Hallissy said the fire broke out in the light oil processing area, and was extinguished within 10 minutes.
An ammonia leak briefly caused the evacuation of a baking company in Newark Saturday morning.
Firefighters were at the scene of a hazardous materials incident at a post office in Vallejo Thursday afternoon.
Several dozen employees at the Evergreen Oil Recycling Plant in Newark had to be evacuated mid-morning Friday following a small hazardous materials leak at the Smith Ave. facility.
Fremont police and fire department were called to a hazmat scene near two hospitals after a woman apparently released chemicals inside a car in an apparent suicide.
After fire crews cleared a hazmat in Menlo Park, investigators are now looking into why someone in a parked pickup truck was using a chemical to refine gold.
Several businesses around an AC Transit refueling station in Emeryville were evacuated Friday morning after a hydrogen tank at the facility caught fire and began leaking.
The St. James Park post office in downtown San Jose was reopened Tuesday after an evacuation prompted by a mystery powder in a package that sickened three employees.
Authorities have shut down an Interstate Highway 280 on-ramp near Portola Valley this morning as a hazardous materials team examines two mysterious containers found there Monday morning.
An explosion and fire at a commercial research laboratory in Menlo Park late Friday afternoon left at least one person dead and two others injured, fire officials said.