Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coker Fire Smoke

A billowing smoke caused by fire in a coker unit at the nearby oil refinery in the city of Wilmington early morning of Friday last week. More than 150 firefighters responded to the scene, including four choppers we were able to catch a glimpse at a great distance. The fire was put off without any injury. But surely, there was so much pollution in the air that spilled to neighboring cities including west Long Beach, where we took these photos.

Thanks to Sky Watch Team of Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise. See more skies on this link. Skywatch Friday.


  1. That's a whole lot of smoke eh...great shots.

  2. that fire was responsible for a 15 cent increase in gas price in the state - that's what the news said.

    you had a good view of the smoke. can you smell it from where you were?

  3. That is a LOT of smoke! Great shot! Glad you were far enough away to not be harmed.

    Have a great weekend -- fire free!


  4. I've driven by a few fires in that area while on the 405 fwy. I'm glad no one was hurt.

  5. Photo Cache,
    Yes, the accident drove the price higher.

    Sylvia K,
    My son at Poly high related that ash reached their school.

  6. Glad you were far away from the fire, good shots of it, Happy sky watching and have a nice weekend and cheers

  7. You captured some drama for this week! Amazing no one was hurt! Quite a contrast. Hope you have a great weekend-


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