4-Alarm Fire Halts Rail Service

SEPTA, Amtrak service restored after Sunday morning suspension

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:51 AM EDT
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4-Alarm Fire Halts Rail Service

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SEPTA and Amtrak service was temporarily suspended in both directions after a four-alarm fire broke out in Frankford early Sunday morning.

Investigators say that the fire started in a building at the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and Wakeling at around 6:30 a.m., and a fourth alarm was called approximately an hour later. The building where the fire started was originally believed to be vacant; however, a fire captain told NBC10 that the fire started in a business building. At least one adjacent building was thought to have suffered smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There have been no reports of any injuries.

As a result of the fire, Amtrak trains traveling between New York and Philadelphia were delayed. Amtrak said that "six or seven" trains were held at stations or en route to stations. In addition, SEPTA suspended service on the Trenton Regional Rail Line. Service was restored at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Stay with NBC10 and nbcphiladelphia.com for more on this developing story.

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