Fire Breaks Out at California Chevron Refinery—Largest in Region
Update: 1:40 AM
SF Weekly reports "flooding" with people who have breathing complaints.
BART officials say stations have been reopened, excepting Richmond.
Chevron officials held short presser: fire suspected to have started from a fuel leak in Unit 4.
A fire broke out at a Chevron Oil refinery in Richmond, California on Tuesday evening at approximately 6:15 Pacific Daylight Time. The refinery is the California-founded corporation's oldest, as well as the largest in the region.
Plumes of smoke have been rising in the north-east San Francisco Bay, even blanketing the sky in some areas. There has been only one report of injury to a Chevron employee on site with no reported deaths.