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Refinery fire
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Tim Jimenez
June 26, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 10:50 a.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Following reports claiming the South Philadelphia refinery — where a massive explosion and fire shook the neighborhood last week — may permanently shut down, the mayor has confirmed the news in a press release Wednesday morning. Philadelphia...
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Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant.
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Kim Glovas
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant. Dozens of protesters...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials say there's no evidence that the explosive refinery fire last week caused elevated levels of dangerous chemicals or had any public health impact. At an update Tuesday, officials said investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, but they will...
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Firefighters report 2 people jumped from upper floors to escape the flames house near 12th and Roscomb streets..
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Mark Abrams
June 25, 2019 - 6:50 am
UPDATED: 10:50 a.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The stillness of a muggy Tuesday morning was quickly interrupted by neighbors' screams and a rapid fire that ripped through a house in the Logan section of the city. Firefighters are still on the scene of the fire, where 12 people were injured...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
June 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The city has announced that the refinery fire, which began after an early Friday morning explosion, has been extinguished and an investigation is gearing up to find out how and why this happened. After burning for more than 24 hours, what we know so far is that...
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Pat Loeb
June 21, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an explosion at a South Philadelphia refinery, several neighbors gathered with environmentalists at City Hall to demand much stronger action. Mayor Kenney says city officials have convened a "working group" with plant officials to make sure neighbors get...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
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Mike Dougherty
June 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in South Philadelphia has been contained. There have been no reports of injuries or evacuations. This is the second fire at the refinery in the last month, following a June 10 fire in which no...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 17, 2019 - 7:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Cape May County fire marshal is trying to pinpoint the cause of a Sunday afternoon fire that broke out at a well-known bait, tackle and boat rental shop in Sea Isle City, N.J. Two people suffered minor injuries when the flames erupted in equipment outside Two...
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Grenfell Tower fire
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Steve Tawa
June 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the flames quickly raced up the exterior of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in June 2017, a lawsuit claims the sparks began in Pennsylvania. Two Pennsylvania-based companies have been blamed for the deadly London fire, which killed 72 people and injured 177 others...
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