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Massive explosion at gas refinery in Philadelphia: reports



A massive fireball lit up the night sky in South Philadelphia early Friday in what was apparently an explosion at a local gas refinery.

Officials in Philadelphia confirmed that the early morning fire started at the 150-year-old Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex

Shortly after 5 am Friday, Philadelphia's FOX 29 reported that the fire had been contained with no reports of injuries or evacuations

Reports of the fire began spreading on social media shortly after 4 a.m. Friday

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KYW-TV reported that the refinery has its own fire brigade.

Road closures as a result of the blast included a stretch of Interstate 76 from University Avenue to the Walt Whitman

Four SEPTA transit routes have been diverted due to the fact that they have been traveled through the city of Philadelphia and the airport, the fire

The complex produced 335,000 barrels of oil daily. Philadelphia Energy Solutions says the oil refining complex is the largest in the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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