City officials say no evidence of elevated chemical levels after refinery fire

Refinery fire
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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 take some time to complete. 

Deputy Health Commissioner Caroline Johnson said Air Management Services has been doing "aggressive" monitoring of chemicals associated with fires and burning fuel.

"They have been doing daily inspections in the community and along the fence line of PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions), and all of those have been negative," she said, adding there&a