Massive explosion at oil refinery in Philadelphia

21 Juin, 2019, 18:22 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Refinery

More than 120 Philadelphia firefighters and 51 pieces of equipment responded to the fire. Earlier Friday, a Philadelphia Fire Department official had said a Value-Added Tax of butane caught fire.

An order for nearby residents to shelter in place was lifted after 7 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of casualties at the complex, which the NBC affiliate said employs around 1,000 people.

A fire at a refinery complex in Philadelphia started in a Value-Added Tax of butane.

Philadelphia Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy says the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex is contained but not under control. It was reopened just before 6 a.m.

No evacuations or injuries have been reported.

Firefighters are cooling tanks surrounding the area.

Original Story 6/21/19 A massive fire and series of explosions rocked a South Philadelphia refinery complex, the largest on the East Coast, early Friday morning.

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People sixty miles away in South Jersey said they heard the explosions, while those in Philadelphia told NBC their walls shook so violently that pieces of artwork fell to the floor.

The fire caused temporary closures of Interstates 76 and 95.

The fire began early Friday morning in a butane Value-Added Tax at the 335,000 barrel-per-day refinery, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department's twitter feed and a company statement. Authorities are working to account for all of the personnel, Philadelphia Energy Solutions spokeswoman Cherice Corely said - though Murphy said no one who'd been at the facility is missing.

Some commuter buses are being detoured.

Officials in Philadelphia have confirmed an early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex.

Social media posts showed huge flames, and at least one massive fireball rising into the sky after an apparent explosion at the refinery shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday.

A fire broke out on June 10 at the same refinery, which according to a source familiar with operations affected a 50,000-barrels-per-day catalytic cracking unit. No injuries have been disclosed at this time.

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