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Brush Fires Spread Along Train Tracks in Philly

It took firefighters around two hours to bring a series of fires along train tracks in Philadelphia out Tuesday afternoon

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Firefighters battled several brush fires that burned along the train tracks in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood for around two hours Tuesday.

The fires started around 2:40 p.m. It is believed that the first flames broke out on the Conrail tracks near the bridge under Old York Road near Luzerne Street, Philadelphia Fire Capt. Derek Bowmer said Wednesday.

It spread along the tracks from Broad and Lycoming streets to 12th and Luzerne streets, damaging nearby cars and buildings.

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The fire went to four alarms as 57 fire vehicles and 145 firefighters responded, the fire department said.

Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control after about two hours, Bowmer said. No one was hurt.

Officials continued to investigate the cause Wednesday.

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