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Fire at Calif. refinery is out; 200 go to hospital

Yahoo -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire at one of the nation's largest refineries is out.

San Francisco Bay area-based KGO-TV reports that the fire at Chevron's refinery in Richmond, about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, was doused early Tuesday morning.

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp, however, said at a 5 a.m. news conference that officials were conducting a controlled burn.

The fire spewed black smoke over cities in the San Francisco Bay area. It was contained and a shelter-in-place order lifted on Monday night.

Hospitals have reported receiving more than 200 patients — some complaining of shortness of breath — since the fire started.


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Submitted Aug 08, 2012 By: leemun
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:45:33 PM

Wouldn't want to be a fire fighter on that..
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:36:17 PM

About time.

Scary situation.
mgune9
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:26:04 PM

terrible news
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:23:02 PM

Maybe a controlled burn that got out of control???
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:22:47 PM

And now a protracted slow rebuild to keep gas prices at their currently high levels for another year or so is my guess.
OGW
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:18:30 PM

An excuse for raising prices.
libertyut
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:16:35 PM

need to build more and better refineries.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:16:29 PM

Fine Chevron the amount that gas prices go up times the volume of gas used on the West Coast. Then the next time, they won't be so greedy and sorely neglect maintenance.
GoneUpAgain
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:16:19 PM

If the gawkers weren't out trying to get a closer look, they probably wouldn't have breathing problems. You think?
Sody33
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:15:43 PM

Ghastly.
serrog
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:10:24 PM

Greed will feed off this tragedy
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:09:12 PM

Fire out - good. No deaths - good. Two hundred people injured - very bad. Fire occurred - very bad.
farn1958
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:05:53 PM

That didn't look like any controlled burn more like Chevron was trying to cover their buts again.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:04:06 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:00:50 PM

I agree with you Tekkersmom57.
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:57:29 PM

What is with all of the refinery fires? Seems like there needs to be some better upkeep at these places.
justmedc
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:57:03 PM

hope everyone is okay
mrbee
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:50:09 PM

Here come the lawyers.
TheHermit
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:50:07 PM

And I thought those dark clouds were rain clouds coming. Prices are going up almost hourly here in the East.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:48:07 PM

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famu35
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:45:28 PM

I pray that everyone that was hospitalized because of this is okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:41:27 PM

ok
NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:40:15 PM

Suppose that means the price of gasoline will go even higher in California.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:38:46 PM

Prices up by more than 10c/gallon since this morning, and 16 cents since the fire started.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:38:31 PM

I smell a lawsuit!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:35:47 PM

I smell lawsuits!!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:34:46 PM

hum
danreino
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:33:32 PM

I saw black smoke....And ?
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:31:47 PM

Ambulance chasers will have a field day with this.

Lining up the lawsuits already, I'm sure.

Ixnay awyersLay.
darkknight1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:30:05 PM

That must be what's causing our gas to go up here on the east coast! JK.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:29:52 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire at one of the nation's largest refineries is ou

largest?

then a major league gouge expected ,,,sabotage i bet here comes $5 gas and christmas bonuses to all the big oil-gas

[Edited by: gougenator at 8/8/2012 10:34:45 PM EST]
Bleeder
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:26:49 PM

I hope everyone is allright.
phinsup67
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:26:28 PM

More rising prices
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:26:12 PM

Let's raise the price again...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:25:53 PM

Hello $4 again. :(
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:23:40 PM

Prices are rising daily out west.
knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:21:27 PM

Time to build some refineries on the moon.

Only "The Man On the Moon" will say "Not In My Back Yard".

Seriously, they need to be built in the mid west where there is only a few farmers to pi$$ off. The farmers are going broke from the drought so they may as well apply for a job at the new place.

[Edited by: knot2swift at 8/8/2012 10:23:20 PM EST]
Gas Thirsty
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:21:21 PM

Prices have gone up 10 cents in one day in So. Cal.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:16:03 PM

west coast prices expected to jump 25 cents
kyjlh
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:14:58 PM

Could of been a lot more
regasaz
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:12:58 PM

Not at all what California needed...............
iceman11
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:12:42 PM

Hope all involved make a full recovery
ericbcire
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:09:55 PM

Good luck to the injured.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:04:42 PM

good
unicornIL
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:02:54 PM

price increases for the west coast
1stClicker
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:00:18 PM

Up go the prices.
bevmill
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:59:41 PM

This is not good news.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:57:31 PM

NOT GOOD NEWS!
C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:54:20 PM

Price has gone up $.10 so far. News predicts $.30 by weekend.
suzmar
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:52:23 PM

We need new refineries, unfortunately the EPA stands in the way.
gem1224
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:52:19 PM

WOW I hope everyone is ok.. Now the price may rise yet again
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