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2-Alarm Fire At Warehouse In Kensington

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Drivers can expect some local detours near American and Cambria Streets in Kensington where an early morning two-alarm fire has heavily damaged a large warehouse.

The fire was first reported around 4 a.m. and a second alarm was struck almost immediately.

Several residents were temporarily evacuated as a precaution. They were all sheltered in a SEPTA bus.

There were no reported injuries.

Firefighters gained the upper hand just before 5:30 a.m., declaring the fire under control.

Salt trucks had to be rushed to the scene because of heavy icing in the nearby streets as the result of water run-off.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Reported By: Al Novack, KYW Newsradio

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