Crews contain Pa. refinery fire near Philly

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The fire started in a 150-year-old building

Fire breaks out at a refinery in Philadelphia, Pa.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) – A refinery fire that is causing explosions in southwest Philadelphia is closing down a major highway.

Media in that area is reporting that the fire started around 3 a.m. in the 150-year-old Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex.

As of 5 a.m., the fire was contained and there are no reports of injuries, according to CBS affiliate CBS3.

Interstate 76 is closed in the area.

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