Thick, black smoke billowed across the city when the fire started. Incredibly, no one was seriously injured in the blast that sent debris flying for blocks - raining down on streets and traffic lights.
A shelter-in-place order was issued for nearby residents until 7 a.m. He said that, at this time, the blaze is contained inside the Value-Added Tax and, although it is not yet under control, firefighters are working to ensure it does not spread. It was the second blaze at the refinery in one month, following a June 10 fire in which no injuries were reported. It's not clear what caused the Value-Added Tax to catch fire. Company officials said they suspected that propane - produced as a byproduct when lengthy hydrocarbons in petroleum get broken down into gas or heating oil - fueled the fire.
Murphy said a Value-Added Tax of butane ignited and eventually exploded.
The fire was contained around 5:30 a.m. and no injuries were reported.
Around 4 a.m. ET, a Value-Added Tax of butane ignited at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the outlet reported.
The Philadelphia Deptartment of Public Health in a statement to 6 ABC Action News there is no threat to the surrounding community.
Earlier, a part of the Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76) was closed, but it has since been re-opened, the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management said in a series of tweets.
PES Philadelphia couldn't immediately comment when reached by phone.
One worker was at the site at the time of the explosion, but was far away enough to escape serious harm, Murphy told NBC Philadelphia. The company went through a bankruptcy process a year ago to reduce its debt.
Rays To Explore Plan To Become Two-City Team
That is one of the manning obstacles the Rays would face in any future arrangement that has them playing in Florida and Montreal. The Expos relocated to Washington following the 2004 season where they remain today as the Washington Nationals .
Striking Reasons Why You Should Follow Your Dreams
And if you are one of those people that crave for happiness then follow your dream and that is one path you will never regret. Whether you made your millions through internet casinos or working 9-5, it doesn’t matter.