Fire breaks out at Phillips 66 refinery in Carson

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Crews were working Friday evening to put out a fire that broke out at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Carson.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze, or if the smoke and fumes were a risk to those who live nearby. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Long Beach Fire Department were called to the scene, and were assisting private crews that work for the refinery.

Television images of the fire showed flames burning fiercely in a section of the sprawling refinery, with water from fire hoses being used to try to dose it.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

County fire crews were called about 7:15 p.m. to the refinery in the 1500 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, a dispatcher said.

The fire may have resulted from a blown seal, the dispatcher said, adding that a county fire department foam unit was requested.

The raging flames appeared to die down around 7:45 p.m. as crews battled the fire, according to reports from the scene.

This is a developing story. City News Service contributed to this story.

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