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  • Update: Fire out at Chevron facility after explosion

  • Blast threw tank roof 150 feet
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  • Firefighters and Chevron crews have brought a large fire burning in a Chevron Facility in Lost Hills under control and it has been confirmed that there were no injuries.
    The fire broke out after a large explosion at the Chevron facility southwest of Lost Hills about 2 p.m.
    The explosion blew the lid of the tank 150 feet, the Kern County Fire Department reported.
    Crews shut down lines to the tank and cut off the fuel as water and foam were poured on the fire.
    The incident damaged a Chevron shipping facility and knocked out power, sources said.
    The cause of the blast has not been reported.

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