By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials gave an update regarding the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery fire on Friday. Flames erupted at the facility on June 21.

The city’s fire department has maintained a presence at the site since then.

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Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel explained how many organizations are teaming up as an investigation continues.

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“So we are keeping the incident open, it’s still active, we have 24/7, 365 presence on the scene,” Thiel said. “That reduces the risk to the community, however it doesn’t eliminate it.”

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Hundreds of union workers have been laid off as the refinery moves towards a permanent shutdown.