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4 Alarms Working in Philly

Passenger Rail Traffic Affected

A FOUR-ALARM FIRE BROKE OUT around 6:30 am this morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The first-arriving units found a vacant, 3-story building fully involved and spreading to a second building plus two houses.  NBC News reports:  Investigators say that the fire started in a building at the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and Wakeling at around 6:30 a.m., and a fourth alarm was called approximately an hour later. The building where the fire started was originally believed to be vacant; however, a fire captain told NBC10 that the fire started in a business building. At least one adjacent building was thought to have suffered smoke and water damage.

CBS News

The fire building borders the Amtrak passenger rail service mainline causing rail service on Amtrak and SEPTA to be temporarily halted.

While all units are still on the job, the fire was marked under control at 8:38 am.  Investigators are on the scene, but it will be a while before any further information will be available.

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