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Exxon Refinery Afire in LA

fireExxon refinery about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles processes an average of 155,000 barrels of crude oil per day, but today operations were interrupted by an explosion and smokestack fire. The facility normally makes a specially formulated low-emissions gas for local use.

Three minor injuries did not result in hospitalization, and the refinery was shut down around 9:00 a.m.

Torrance firefighters confirmed a small fire was quickly controlled. Another fire was burning off product, and refinery workers activated “emergency procedures.”