Chevron fire in Richmond prompts shelter-in-place orders

A fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond today (Monday, Aug. 6) prompted officials to order nearby residents to shelter-in-place after the blaze sent black smoke billowing over parts of the East Bay.

The refinery is located a few miles northwest of the UC Berkeley campus. For information about the steps that public safety officials recommend be taken in a shelter-in-place situation, click here.

Communities affected by the order include Richmond, West Richmond, El Cerrito and San Pablo.