Power outage causes ‘flare-off’ event at oil refinery

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A major power outage affected several South Bay cities Tuesday morning, including parts of Torrance, where a flare-off event was triggered at a refinery, which was partially evacuated as a precaution, officials said.

The outage, reported at 5:41 a.m., affected 89,856 customers, Southern California Edison reported. All power was restored by about 7 a.m., the utility said. The cause of the outage was under investigation.

The outage led to a flare-off at the Torrance Refining Co., according to the Torrance police and fire departments. The refinery was shut down and partially evacuated, said Torrance Fire Department Capt. Bob Millea. http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/210922446-story


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