Black Smoke Rises from Philadelphia Refinery Fire

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Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from a South Philadelphia refinery Friday evening, reports NBC Philadelphia (

The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery’s Girard Point facility (commonly known as the Sunoco Refinery) along W Penrose Avenues around 5:40 p.m., said said refinery spokeswoman Cherice Corley.

“You see the big cloud of black smoke over hear in the skyline,” said Jamie Shirley who lives nearby.

There were no reports of injuries in the one-alarm fire, said Philadelphia firefighters.


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