2-alarm Philadelphia fire under control, residents evacuated

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 06/21/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A two-alarm fire that forced evacuations in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia is under control, though firefighters remain on the scene. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday at 10th and Race streets. It was placed under control around 6:15 a.m. There is a fire station on the block and firefighters arrived at the scene soon after the flames started. Arriving crews evacuated the building, which is made up of five apartment units and a business, Lucky Market, on the ground floor. Philadelphia Fire Captain Derrick Bowmer said the roof of the building partially collapsed around 4:15 a.m., after residents had already been evacuated. Fire crews moved back in case of further collapse. Burning embers were flying leading crews to be concerned about the fire spreading.


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