• Sun. Dec 10th, 2023

Public Health Alert Issued Following Marathon Refinery Fire


Nov 19, 2023

On the morning of [date], a fire broke out at the Marathon’s Martinez Renewable Fuels refinery in Martinez, California. The incident caused Contra Costa Health to issue a public health advisory, urging residents in Martinez, Pacheco, Concord and Clyde to stay indoors and avoid contact with any potentially hazardous materials.

The fire was reported at 1:34 a.m. and was later classified as a Level 1 Alert by Contra Costa Health due to its duration and potential for exposure to hazardous materials. The health department dispatched hazardous materials teams to the scene to assess the situation and ensure that all necessary precautions were taken to protect public health.

As of [time], an all-clear has been issued on the CCH website, indicating that the fire is now under control and there is no longer any risk to the surrounding communities. However, it is important for residents to remain cautious and continue to follow any instructions provided by local authorities until further notice.

At this time, representatives from The Gazette were unable to be reached for comment on the incident or its impact on the community.

Leave a Reply