Fire burns out of control at Phillips 66 oil refinery in Carson

CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters battled a raging blaze at an oil refinery in Carson on Friday.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the massive fire at about 7:20 p.m. at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in the 1500 block of E. Sepulveda Boulevard.

Refinery officials told firefighters the blaze was a reported seal fire in a crude oil pump.

L.A. County fire officials said the fire involved three of four crude oil pumps with flames in the seals. The pumps have been shut down.

In addition to trying to put out the flames, extra attention had to be given to adjacent components. As the firefight continued, the blaze appeared to be contained to the origin of the fire.

No injuries were reported, and no evacuations were put in place.

After more than two hours, fire officials declared a knockdown shortly after 9:30 p.m.

After the knockdown, firefighters stayed on scene to try and cool things down.

A hazmat team with the L.A. County Fire Department was called to determine the air quality in the area.

No alerts were immediately sent from the city of Carson.
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