No Injuries Reported After 4-Alarm Warehouse Fire In Port Richmond – C…

No Injuries Reported After 4-Alarm Warehouse Fire In Port Richmond – C…




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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A four-alarm that broke out Sunday night in a three-story warehouse in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section is now under control, according to officials. Fire crews responded to the fire just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of E. Tioga and Richmond Street next to Interstate 95 southbound.

Officials said the fire started inside the old PJ Dooley’s Tire warehouse. The crews got flames under control around 11:45 p.m.

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A portion of the highway near the fire was initially shut down due to the smoky conditions, Craig Murphy, the Philadelphia Fire Department’s first deputy fire commissioner, said.

“There was fire showing on the top level when companies first arrived,” he said.

According to Tony McGinley, the owner of Bonk’s Bar, one of his bartenders called in the flames.

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“One of the bartenders was taking out the trash, he saw some smoke and called it in,” he said, adding, “It was pretty intense.”

That bartenders stayed behind to offer fire crews food and water as they fought the blaze.

“We stayed open for the firefighters for the bathrooms, they have food and drink at any rate they need,” McGinley said.

As of right now, there are no reported injuries. It’s unclear what started the fire.

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CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey contributed to this report.

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