Torrance, CA Exxon Mobil Refinery Shakes the South Bay

The Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance suffered damages following an explosion at around 9:00 a.m., Wednesday morning on February 18, 2015. A fire official mentioned that the product involved in the explosion was gasoline; however, the cause of the blast was unknown. As soon as the explosion happened, the system went into an immediate burn off, shooting flames 200 to 300 feet into the air and blowing smoke into the air.

2 people with minor injuries were transported to Long Beach Medical Center and everyone working was accounted for.



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