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Old 08-06-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Big fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond - SFGate
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Ugh, it was only a matter of time, I suppose...
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Shelter in place for parts of Contra Costa County, I believe.

I hope it doesn't increase the gasoline prices - ugh!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Used to be commonplace in Torrance. Earthquake-quality explosions, usually courtesy of Mobil. Chevron and Exxon had some fun blowing themselves up, too. Folks up here aren't quite as used to it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I can't see anything, but my friends in El Cerrito smell smoke.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Heard people in Pinole were warned to not open their windows for the next day or two.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Never seen anything like that before. I could very clearly see the flames (flames, not just smoke) from all the way across the bay in Russian Hill.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: surrounded by reality
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Yes, it was definitely visible from the city. I managed to snap a picture.

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