Fire crews standing by after flare-up at refinery

By JASON DEAREN,Associated Press TERRY COLLINS,Associated Press Updated at 2012-08-08 19:11:25 -0400


RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Richmond fire crews are back at the Chevron refinery plant after a flare-up was reported at the facility a little before noon Wednesday.

Battalion Chief Merlin Turner says firefighters were called out at 11:45 a.m. for a flare-up at the refinery's No. 4 Crude Unit, the same unit where a fire broke out Monday.

Chevron issued a statement describing the flare-up as a "small secondary fire."

There were no injuries and Chevron says the fire was put out in minutes.

Richmond fire crews were standing by at the refinery.