5-Alarm Fire Engulfs Kensington Warehouse

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A five-alarm fire engulfed a warehouse in the city’s Kensington neighborhood Monday evening.

The fire started shortly before 7 p.m. inside an abandoned warehouse in the 2000 block of E. Boston Street.

The blaze reached five alarms shortly after 9 p.m. and fire officials said heavy fire was on multiple floors.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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  • Patrick donnelyy

    Hi I was basically watching the fire from my window the. I went out an filmed the first 5 mins of the fire I sent my video in so hopefully they post it . The fire was bad it is now 1129 an it’s still going strong.

  • f. montgomery

    i wonder how many philadelphians realize that their home has no fire protection right now – this fire is at 5 alarms which means some firehouses have no fire engines in them – they’re all at the 5 alarm fire

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