Safety board to investigate Tesoro refinery fire

Safety board to investigate Tesoro refinery fire

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says it is sending a three-person team to investigate a fire at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Salt Lake City.

The Wednesday night fire followed a power outage at the refinery earlier in the day. No injuries were reported but several trailers and equipment were damaged in the three-alarm blaze.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department has said a pool of crude oil caught fire and spread to a 200-yard radius.

Wednesday's fire was extinguished within an hour. Interstate 15 and TRAX light-rail service near the scene were briefly closed.

Tesoro says the refinery produces gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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