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Small fire reported at ConocoPhillips refinery in Wilmington

October 9, 2011 | 11:29 am

ConocoPhillips fire personnel were battling a small blaze at the company's oil refinery in Wilmington on Sunday morning, according to security officers at the facility.

No injuries were reported and there were no evacuations ordered, security officers said. Despite visible smoke from the building, production continued as usual, said Andrew Taylor in the security office.

Los Angeles City firefighters went to investigate the smoke but had not been called in to help, spokesman Brian Humphreys said. "At this moment, refinery personnel are handling it and we are on standby," he said.

There was no information on the cause of the fire, security officers said.

-- Anna Gorman



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