Advisory Notice: Lifted

Advisory Lifted - 6:30 PM

Due to improving conditions, the City of Benicia has lifted the advisory for those with respiratory issues due to emissions from the Nustar Refinery fire in Contra Costa County. Continuous mobile air monitoring in the community show air conditions are all within normal limits.

Benicia Fire Department and City of Benicia staff will continue to monitor the situation at all times and issue alerts, if needed. Sign up at www.AlertSolano.com to receive alerts to your home phone, cell and email.

We recommend that you continue to follow the City of Benicia on Nextdoor.com, Facebook, Twitter or our website (ci.benicia.ca.us) for routine updates.  Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing an emergency.

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ADVISORY 10/15/2019 4:30 PM

The City of Benicia is issuing an advisory notice for residents with respiratory issues due to emissions from an ongoing fire at the Nustar Refinery in Contra Costa County.

Air monitoring in the City of Benicia has shown a minor increase in emissions in the air. The City of Benicia recommends avoiding exertion outdoors, especially for elderly or very young. The smoke from the fire may cause discomfort when breathed in and can exacerbate (worsen) underlying respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

Those with respiratory compromise should do the following immediately:

  • Go inside your home, workplace, or the nearest building that appears to be reasonably airtight and stay there.
  • Close all doors, windows, and any fireplace dampers.  Cracks around doors and windows can be sealed with tape or damp towels.
  • Stay tuned to receive emergency announcements and instructions.
  • Healthy individuals – limit outdoor activity.

Follow the City of Benicia Facebook and website (ci.benicia.ca.us) for routine updates.  Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing an emergency.

If you live, work or play in Benicia, sign up with www.AlertSolano.com to receive updates in an emergency.

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ADVISORY 10/15/2019 3:15 PM

Benicia Fire Department is currently monitoring the fire at the Nustar Refinery in the Crockett area of Contra Costa County. They are monitoring the air quality in town. As of this time, there are no impacts to Benicia from this incident. They will provide updates as more information becomes available.