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Fire at Shell Refinery Reported

Monday, Aug 13, 2012

The Contra Costa County Health Services has reported that there is a fire at Shell Refinery in Martinez. There is no shelter in place at this time. There was a false alarm for a fire at this facility last week.

HazMat staff are responding to a fire at the Shell Refinery in Martinez. The fire is causing a small amount of smoke. There is no shelter-in-place but people with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma should avoid the area. More info will be updated as it becomes available.

There was a fire at the nearby Chevron facility just last week, sending more than 5,000 people to seek medical assistance —  mostly for breathing difficulties. 

The 72-hour report, required by law, about last week’s fire is here.


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