TORRANCE ( – An “unplanned flaring event” was reported at a Torrance refinery Monday due to what officials say was an excess amount of steam during a pump startup.

Fire officials say at least one engine was on scene monitoring the situation at the Torrance Refining Company located at 3700 West 190th Street.

The flaring event was due to too much steam being in the hydro treater unit upon the pump start, according to police.

Flaring was expected to last through the evening, officials said.


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