Massive Fire and Series of Explosions Rock South Philadelphia Refinery

A massive fire and series of explosions rocked a South Philadelphia refinery complex, the largest on the East Coast, early Friday morning jolting people from their sleep and prompting a shelter-in-place.

Homes as far away as South Jersey were shook by a series of explosions as the blaze, which erupted shortly after 4 a.m., burned. Some residents in Philadelphia said the explosions knocked art off their walls.

“We’ve just had an explosion with heavy fire, [the commander] is requesting a third alarm for this location,” a fire official relayed to dispatchers shortly after the largest blast.

Read more at NBC 10 Philadelphia

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