Authorities are warning residents near Chevron’s refinery in Richmond that the facility is experiencing ongoing flaring Wednesday morning.
Officials say the flaring is due to a power outage that impacted refinery process units.
A crew is at the scene working to resolve the outage.
Chevron officials say the warning is a “Level 1” which is said to be the lowest on the scale, indicating there will be no anticipated offsite environmental or public health impacts.
Also in Richmond, a power outage has prompted the closure of Richmond High School due to a power outage, the West Contra Costa Unified School District announced shortly after 8 a.m.
PG&E is also working to resolve that outage.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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