Chevron Refinery On Fire in Richmond, Calif prompts shelter-in-place ordersSubmitted by LittleWing on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:37
Chevron refinery fire prompts shelter-in-place orders
RICHMOND, Calif. -- Residents of Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo are being told to shelter in place because of a fire burning at the Chevron refinery, the chief environmental and hazardous materials officer for Contra Costa Health Services said.
An automated phone message sent out by Contra Costa Health Services stated that there has been an emergency at the refinery.
"Go inside. Close all windows and doors," the message stated. It advised residents to turn off heaters, air conditioners and fans, and to cover cracks around doors with tape or damp towels. Residents are being urged to stay off the phone to keep the line free for further alerts.
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