Residents told to shelter in place as oil facility fire rages in California

The blaze at the Nustar Energy facility in Crockett released potentially hazardous fumes and burned two tanks to the ground.
1:35 | 10/16/19

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Transcript for Residents told to shelter in place as oil facility fire rages in California
There is breaking muz coming in a massive fire at an energy facility nearby San Francisco tonight. Svrj tanks on fire. The flames and thick black smoke triggering ah ha czar douse materials emergency tonight. People nearby told to shelter in place. And ABC's chief national correspondent Matt Gutman with the images coming in now. Reporter: Tonight, the desperate fight to extinguish this massive refinery fire just north of Oakland. We just had a large explosion from the area. Reporter: The flaming shooting into the air. At least two tanks holding thousands of barrels of oil sending plumes of black smoke billowing over the facility. The fire releasing potentially hazardous fumes and officials issuing a shelter in place for nearby communities. And the ground, napa county sheriffs office taking these images, you could see several tanks on fire. They are advising it's a tank that carries 200,000 barrels. Reporter: Two of those tanks burned to the ground. The heat so intense, it melted the metal. At this hour, it's unclear whether there are any injuries. The fact that there are light winds are said to possibly help fire fighters try to knock the fire down. But the dry conditions in the area, a concern. Authorities trying to water nearby vegetation to prevent this from spreading. And authorities have told residents to get into their homes, to take their pelts with them. To shut the windows and the doors and to turn off the electricity. They say that even if you don't have a mask, it is safer indoors, David. All right, Matt Gutman from California. Thank you.

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