What to Know
- A fire burned Friday for about an hour along Paul Street in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood.
- Thick smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of the vacant building.
- Three people were treated for smoke inhalation, firefighters said.
Smoke billowed into the air as fire burned in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood late Friday morning.
The fire broke out in a vacant building along Paul Street near SEPTA's Market-Frankford El around 11 a.m. Thick black smoke could be seen as Philadelphia firefighters battled back flames coming from the roof as the fire hit two alarms.
Three people were treated for smoke inhalation, firefighters said.
The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team also responded to assist with pets, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said.
The condition of the older building and its structural issues, it has no first floor, impeded the firefight, firefighters said.
The fire was placed under control just before noon.
Firefighters urged people to avoid the area during the firefight.
The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Friday.