BEVERLY HILLS (BH Courrier) — Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Beverly Hills Fire Department and Beverly Hills Police responded to a fire on the campus at Beverly Hills High School emitting thick black smoke that could be seen for miles.
According to Deputy Fire Chief Joe Matsch, the smoke was coming from the upper athletic field when “oil got into the flare unit and ignited.”
One of the workers on the oil rig was injured, he said, probably due to smoke inhalation. However, there was no threat to structures or other people.
ARB, the company that is under contract to plug and clean up the oil wells, has sent representatives to the site. Representatives will remain on scene to monitor the situation. ARB has shut down all oil and gas that was being sent to the flare.
The fire was extinguished by […]
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