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Developing: Refinery explosion in Alsip

<p>Smoke can be seen from a fire at 131st street for a call of a fire and explosion at the refinery. | Gary Middendorf/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Smoke can be seen from a fire at 131st street for a call of a fire and explosion at the refinery. | Gary Middendorf/for Sun-Times Media

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There's been an explosion at the Blue Island Phenol plant in Alsip.

An explosion the the Blue Island Phenol refinery Friday afternoon resulted in injuries and an active fire, according to reports via social media and witnesses on the scene.

Though crews are on hand to handle the incident, a spokesman for the school district tells reporter Donna Vickroy that there is no evacuation for nearby Dwight D. Eisenhower High School.

“We have been assured no risk to Eisenhower, so school continues as usual,” Bob McParland, spokesperson for District 218 said.

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