Massive Blast Reported At ExxonMobil Refinery In SoCal – 18 February 2015

RT logoA large explosion was reported Wednesday morning at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in the southern California city of Torrance.

Law enforcement officials in Torrance, southwest of Los Angeles, described the incident to the LA Times as a “second-alarm fire explosion” that occurred at around 8:50 a.m. local time early Wednesday, according to the refinery’s own account.

A local NBC News affiliate said there have been reports of two individuals suffering from minor injuries as of 10:30 a.m. PST. Some area schools have ordered people to “shelter in place” as the cause of the explosion is investigated, according to local media reports.

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