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UNOCAL PROVIDES EMERGENCY DIESEL SUPPLIES, WATER TRUCKS TO SOUTHLAND FIREFIGHTERS

 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Unocal Corporation today said it had donated 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel and provided two, 4,000-gallon water trucks to assist in fighting the massive brush fires sweeping Southern California.
 The company sent 3,500 gallons of diesel to the Orange County Fire Department to fuel fire fighting equipment Wednesday evening. The company has staged a fuel truck at the command center located in the Turtle Rock area of Irvine.
 Unocal provided another 3,500 gallons of diesel to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A fuel truck was staged at the command center in Altadena on Wednesday evening. In addition, the company provided two, 4,000-gallon tank trucks are being used to transport water to fire fighting vehicles lines and supplement local water supplies.
 Tim Perkins, head of Unocal's emergency response program, said the company took the initiative because of the experiences in the disastrous Oakland fire last year when firefighting efforts were reportedly hampered by fuel shortages.
 "The response to fight fires of this magnitude requires a massive amount of diesel fuel to keep the fire trucks rolling," Perkins said. "Unocal's actions are to provide logistical support for the firefighters so they can concentrate on containing these fires and protecting lives and property."
 The fuel trucks came from Unocal's Los Angeles terminal on South Broadway, while the water trucks were provided by the company's Los Angeles Refinery in Wilmington.
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 /CONTACT: Barry Lane of Unocal, 213-977-7601/


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