Grass Fire Burns at Tesoro Refinery in Martinez

By Dan Pyryt and Shelby Hansen
|  Friday, Oct 4, 2013  |  Updated 8:13 AM PDT
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A grass fire broke out at 12:45 a.m. Friday in a remote area of the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez.

A grass fire broke out at 12:45 a.m. Friday in a remote area of the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez.

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Fire crews at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez battled a snall grass fire that broke out early Friday morning was out by Friday morning.

 Video shows large, orange flames and a high plume of smoke burning in the marsh to the immediate right of the refinery. It was reported at 12:45 a.m.

 Contra Costa County fire crews say their units have left - and that the refinery's own fire crews were working to put it out.

A Tesoro spokesperson said the fire started in a remote location of the property, on the far northeast side. Crews are now letting the fire burn itself out. The spokesperson said there is no health threat to the public.

 

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