Evacuation order lifted as Benicia refinery officials restart refinery

BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) -- Thick flames and black smoke shot into the sky Friday -- it was the scene all day long in Benicia after a flaring emergency at the Valero Refinery.

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It could be seen for miles.

A power outage at a Benicia refinery forced evacuations and a shelter-in-place at two schools and one neighborhood.

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