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Aug 7


a chevron oil refinery had a massive explosion (and I mean MASSIVE) and it’s polluting the air with toxic smoke just barely north of where I live. PLEASE, PEOPLE IN THE CALIFORNIA NORTH BAY RICHMOND AREA STAY INDOORS THE POLICE ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO LOCK DOWN IN CLOSED PLACES WHERE THEY KNOW THE AIR IS CLEAN AND UNREACHED BY THE SMOKE.

Take care, everyone, turn off your AC and seal your doors please ;___;

Photos of the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, California. I first spotted the cloud while we were on Hwy 37 near Infineon Raceway (around 7 p.m.), and a few minutes later the announcement/alert urging people to stay in their homes came over the radio. We had excellent views of the smoke and even the fire itself from Hwy 37, and arrived in Martinez (via the Benecia Bridge) just about the same time as the eastern edge of the cloud. 

ETA: Due to potentially toxic smoke from the Chevron refinery fire burning right now in Richmond, CA, a shelter in place alert has been issued for Richmond, North Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, & El Cerrito in California.

Here’s what the National Weather Service is relaying in their shelter in place notice:

Go inside. Close all windows and doors. Turn off all heaters, air conditioners, and fans. If not using the fireplace, close fireplace dampers and vents, and cover cracks around doors and windows with tape or damped towels. Media news networks will continue to carry updated emergency information. Stay off the telephone unless you have a life threatening emergency.