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Fire burning at Wilmington refinery

September 25, 2009 |  6:49 am


A large fire broke out this morning at a refinery in Wilmington.

The blaze started around 5 a.m. at the Tesoro Refinery at 2101 E. Pacific Coast Highway. More than 120 firefighters were on the scene and had prevented the blaze from spreading outside the Tesoro property, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

No injuries were reported, and officials are not sure how the fire started.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: A plume of smoke rises above the Tesoro Refinery in Wilmington after a fire broke out early Friday morning. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times