A fire broke out Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo and was extinguished a few hours later, officials said.
“At approximately 6:15 p.m., El Segundo Fire Department responded to an isolated fire inside the Chevron El Segundo Refinery. El Segundo and Manhattan Beach Fire Departments remain on scene at this time alongside the Chevron Fire Department. There is NO offsite impact or public threat at this time,” a statement from the city of El Segundo said.
Three engines and one battalion chief were dispatched to assist El Segundo Fire crews around 6 p.m, LA County Fire Department dispatcher Miguel Ormelas said.
El Segundo City Councilman Lance Giroux was briefed on the fire.
It was visible, he said, to residents on the south side of town but there appeared to be no danger and there were no injuries reported.
Redondo Beach crews assisted in the firefight.
The fire continued burning in the 300 block of West El Segundo Boulevard until around 8:30 p.m., when a tweet from the city of El Segundo announced that the fire had been extinguished. No injuries or offsite impact had been reported, the tweet said.
The isolated fire inside the Chevron El Segundo Refinery has been extinguished. There was no offsite impact or public threat.
— elsegundocity (@elsegundocity) November 9, 2022
No further information regarding the fire was immediately available.