Fire Burns at Philly Storage Facility

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    Firefighters battle a blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 2013.

    Philadelphia firefighters battled a blaze this morning at a hauling and storage facility in the city’s Frankford neighborhood.

    The fire on Ruan Street quickly went to three alarms within an hour after breaking out around 10:30 a.m. Monday. It took nearly two hours to bring under control.

    Luckily there were no reports of any injuries. Some neighbors were evacuated from their homes.

    The building says SW Smith and Sons on it. Philadelphia Fire Department Executive Chief Richard Davison says the building is used to store people's furniture and items during a move.

    PECO shut power to the immediate area. SEPTA bypassed the Market/Frankford Line's Church Station because of the fire nearby.

    Davison said that License and Inspections would be inspecting the building to make sure nothing is hazardous.

    This fire came as crews continued to battle an 11-alarm blaze at a food storage warehouse across the Delaware River in Delanco, N.J.

     


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