MARTINEZ (CBS 5) – A small fire at the Shell refinery in Martinez prompted a response from the county’s hazardous materials team Monday afternoon.
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. Crews continued to pour water on the scene about an hour later.READ MORE: California Tax Revenues Soar as Rich Get Richer Despite Pandemic
The fire caused a small amount smoke and the Contra Costa County HazMat staff were responding, according to county officials.
There was no shelter-in-place enacted, but people with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma were urged to avoid the area.READ MORE: Trailers, RVs, Shed Burned at Industrial Yard in Oakland
All Shell employees were safe and accounted for, according to Hallissy.Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
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