TORONTO (Reuters) - An early morning fire at Tesoro Corp's 100,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Wilmington, California, has been extinguished, according to local media.
Speaking from the refinery site, Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Mario Rueda said, "It appears we've successfully shut off the fuel," according to the Los Angeles Times blog.
The fire began early Friday morning and centered on the coking unit, which was undergoing planned maintenance. A company spokesman said earlier that the affected units would be shut down.
(Reporting by Janet McGurty; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)