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Explosions At Philadelphia Oil Refinery Send A Giant Ball Of Fire Skyward

The blasts were the result of a fire that is "confined and being addressed, but it is not under control," a Philadelphia fire official said. The incident prompted a brief shelter-in-place order.

Updated at 2 p.m. ET

A fire at an oil refinery in South Philadelphia caused a series of explosions before dawn on Friday, unleashing a giant ball of flames and plumes of smoke into the air. The

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