VIDEO: Firefighters battled a massive fire at an auto salvage junkyard in Philadelphia's Kensington section through the night.
The four-alarm fire started at the junkyard on Tulip and Somerset streets Tuesday night around 8:30. Several crushed cars and tires caught fire.
"A lot of the trains are close to it and a lot of chemicals and stuff, which is why it's an issue," Jim Fox, a volunteer firefighter, said. "There's tires in there. It's a big pile of cars that's right there. The gasoline and tanks and stuff like that." The large flames and plumes of black smoke could be seen throughout the city. It continued to pour into the air during the Wednesday morning commute, slowing traffic in the area.