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: 'Why Would Something Like This Happen To Me?' 94-Year-Old Anh 'Peng' Taylor Recovering After Shocking SF Stabbing Attack
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: Tolls On Highway 101 Express Lanes Between Redwood City, Sunnyvale To Begin At End Of Year
All Shell employees were safe and accounted for, according to Hallissy.Drought Emergency: Valley Of The Moon Water District, Sonoma Urge Limiting Groundwater Use By 20%
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