MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Monday issued more violation notices against Martinez Refining Company after flaring triggered a grass fire over the weekend.
The notices include air quality violations, public nuisance and an illegal fire on a no burn day.
The refinery issued a Level 1 alert after the heat of a flare sparked the fire
Air quality district officials questioned if the grass fire was the sole cause of the blaze, based on observations of a thick, dark smoke plume.
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