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Fire causes massive explosion at the largest oil refinery on the east coast

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A 150-year-old oil refinery outside of Philadelphia erupted into a massive fireball early Friday morning.

According to CBS News, the explosion happened around 4:30 a.m. after a fire was started somewhere inside the refinery.

The oil production site does have its own fire brigade, but more help was called in to contain the massive fire.

It took firefighters a little more than an hour to contain the blaze, though it continues to smolder.

Officials have not determined a cause for the fire. They are also saying no one was hurt.

This is the second fire at the refinery within two weeks.

According to Philadelhia Energy Solutions, this is also the largest complex on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

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