A large fire broke out at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Carson on Friday evening.
The fire was first reported about 7:20 p.m. at the refinery on Sepulveda Boulevard, just west of Alameda Street.
Authorities shut down Sepulveda Boulevard between Alameda Street and Wilmington Avenue as firefighters continued dumping water on the flames Friday night, sheriff’s officials said.
At least three pumps at the facility were involved in the fire, authorities said.
The flames were declared out about 9:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Tony Imbrenda.
Private refinery firefighters, Los Angeles County firefighters and the Long Beach Fire Department joined in the effort, officials said.
Experts were monitoring the air quality, but Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said there were no signs of a hazard.
@LACOFD Battalion 7 units in unified command with Phillips 66 refinery personnel assisted by @longbeachfire working oil fire in City of Carson. Fire was knocked at 9:31. Air monitoring continues at the scene. Shelter in place orders have been lifted. This the Phillips incident. pic.twitter.com/4rcGP3Rnvm
— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) March 16, 2019
**Update**re: refinery fire. Fire is out.County hazmat is monitoring the air quality in the surrounding area.We've been advised there are currently no concerns for air quality.Rd closures on Sepulveda b/t Alameda&Wilmington #Carson both ways still in effect. pic.twitter.com/TVDH943nGI
— LASD Carson Station (@CarsonLASD) March 16, 2019