Fire breaks out at Phillips 66 refinery in Carson

A fire broke out Friday night at the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson.

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews were called about 7:15 p.m. to the refinery in the 1500 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, a dispatcher said. The fire may have resulted from a blown seal, the dispatcher said, adding that a county fire department foam unit was requested

It was not immediately clear if the fumes and smoke from the fire posed a risk to the public.

The raging flames appeared to die down around 7:45 p.m. as crews battled the fire, according to reports from the scene. Long Beach Fire Department crews were also summoned to the refinery,
the county fire department dispatcher said.

CNS contributed to this report.