Market-Frankford El Re-Opens After 4-Alarm Fire - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Market-Frankford El Re-Opens After 4-Alarm Fire

Just in time for the afternoon rush, the Market-Frankford El re-opens. It was shut after this morning's huge factory fire in Northern Liberties

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    No Violation History for Building in Fire

    A 4-alarm fire broke out in Northern Liberties on Front Street and West Girard Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The burning building shut down SEPTA's Market-Frankford El line between Huntingdon and Spring Garden. The line was re-opened around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The building owned by Tower Investment has no history of inspection violations. NBC10's Terry Ruggles reports. (Published Tuesday, July 10, 2012)

    The Market-Frankford El line is back up in time for the afternoon rush.

    It was shut for hours today between Huntingdon and Spring Garden after a 4-alarm fire in Northern Liberties. The building on fire was right next to a section of track.

    The fire started in the three-story structure on Front Street and West Girard Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Crews were able to get it under control just before 4:30 a.m.

    Market-Frankford El Re-Opens After Fire

    [PHI] Market-Frankford El Re-Opens After Fire
    A 4-alarm fire broke out in Northern Liberties on Front Street and West Girard Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The burning building shut down SEPTA's Market-Frankford El line between Huntingdon and Spring Garden. The line was re-opened around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. NBC10's Terry Ruggles reports.
    (Published Tuesday, July 10, 2012)

    One firefighter was hospitalized with a hurt back after he fell from a truck while pulling a hose.

    "He's in some pain, but we're just thankful that he's in serious condition, but it looks like we're going to have a recovery. A long recovery, but a recovery," Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers tells NBC10's Tim Furlong.

    The Route 15 trolley is back on line as well. Shuttle busses were used to ferry commuters during the morning rush. The El had to be pass inspection before it could be put back into service between Huntingdon and Spring Garden.

    Fire Destroys NoLibs Warehouse

    [PHI] Fire Destroys Northern Liberties Warehouse
    A vacant factory in Northern Liberties burned down during a fire early Tuesday morning. A firefighter was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital after he fell from a fire truck and hurt his back. NBC10's Byron Scott is at the scene updating us with the latest information.
    (Published Tuesday, July 10, 2012)

    "It's concrete and steel -- heavy steel -- so they'll need an inspection to make make sure everything is safe before they can put it back into service, said Ayers. This is normal what they do, it's about the safety of the public first."


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