Grass Fire Burns at Tesoro Refinery in Martinez - NBC Bay Area

Grass Fire Burns at 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. (Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2013)

    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.