Environment & Science

Fire at Torrance refinery extinguished

A fire burns at the Torrance Refining Co. refinery on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.
A fire burns at the Torrance Refining Co. refinery on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.
NBC L.A.

A fire broke out at the Torrance refinery on Tuesday afternoon, according to Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. This is the same plant where there was an explosion in February 2015.

There was no hazardous waste involved, but there was a leak in a line, according to the city of Torrance. The line was isolated with the goal of burning off "residual product," according to an alert from the city, but no flaring was required at this time.

The Torrance Fire Department responded to a call from the plant at 4:19 p.m., with the fire being extinguished at approximately 4:45 p.m., according to Millea.

All personnel are safe and accounted for, according to Millea. Employees were injured, according to an alert from the city, but none of them needed to be transported to medical facilities. There was no impact in the surrounding area.

There were 24 Fire Department personnel working with the refinery, according to Millea. The Torrance Police Department also responded, according to the city of Torrance.