June 21st, 2019– A major explosion and fire has occurred at an oil refinery in Philadelphia (known locally as the Suncor refinery for many years, but now known as the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery). This is one of the oldest refineries in the US on the East Coast, said to be 150 years old. Emergency Response teams have closed off adjoining roads such as the Platt bridge and Penrose avenue.
Drivers in the vicinity reported hearing three to four loud explosions and a large fire that lit up the sky early in the morning.
There have been unconfirmed reports of four injuries so far. Here are some videos that were posted on twitter by individuals.
Fire at Sunoco refinery continues to burn in SW Philly pic.twitter.com/Xb7IouXBqh
— Mike Dougherty (@MicDougherty) June 21, 2019
— hood’s favorite vegan (@1nicetownbean) June 21, 2019
This post will be updated with more information when it becomes available.