Thick Smoke Pours From Philadelphia Junkyard Fire

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from a fire along train tracks in Philadelphia Monday evening.

A 10-foot-high pile of junk at a scrap yard near the tracks by Somerset and Tulip streets in the city’s Port Richmond section caught fire around 7:25 p.m. causing smoke to spread over surrounding areas, according to firefighters.

People quickly began posting photos and video of the rising smoke -- that was visible from area highways -- on social media sites.

It took firefighters just about an hour to get the blaze under control.

No one was hurt.

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