Fire breaks out at Phillips 66 refinery in Carson

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CARSON (CNS) – A fire at the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson burned for more than two hours before being knocked down.

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews were called about 7:15 p.m. Friday to the refinery in the 1500 block of East Sepulveda Boulevard, a dispatcher said.

The fire involved three high-pressure crude pumps, according to Capt. Tony Imbrenda, public information officer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was knocked down at 9:30 p.m., Imbrenda said.

No evacuations were ordered, but a shelter in place order for area residents was lifted shortly before 10 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire did not cause any injuries, said Dennis Nuss, of Phillips 66.

The fire prompted the closure of Sepulveda Boulevard in both directions between Alameda Street and Wilmington Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department.

Imbrenda said checks of air quality indicated there was no threat to the public.

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