Benicia port fire likely caused by mechanical issue


The mechanical issue on a conveyer system ignited petroleum coke, which is produced at the Valero Benicia refinery for export

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Benicia port fire likely caused by mechanical issue
Fire burning on a petcoke conveyer at the Port of Benicia on April 9. Fire investigators believe that the fire likely originated with a mechanical issue on the conveyer. Photo: Benicia Fire Department.