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Fire, blast at Philadelphia refinery starts in butane vat

 


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire in a vat of butane at the largest oil refinery on the U.S. East Coast turned the early morning Philadelphia sky a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents with explosions that shook homes Friday.

The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex around 4 a.m., spokeswoman Cherice Corley said.

By 7 a.m., the fire was contained but not under control, said Craig Murphy, the city's deputy fire commissioner. Nearby residents were asked to shelter in place. There were no reports of injuries, although one employee was checked out...



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