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By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia firefighters were on the scene of a four-alarm fire that broke out just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning at Aramingo and Wakeling Streets in Franksford. There were no reports of any injuries or evacuations.

First firefighters arriving on the scene found a vacant three-story building fully engulfed in flames with fire spreading to a neighboring building housing a used car dealership, and two homes. At the height of the blaze, there was a partial collapse.

Due to the fire, SEPTA and Amtrak had to shut down service on the north and southbound northeast corridor tracks because one side of the building fire bordered the tracks.

The Red Cross was called to assist with sheltering any residents who might have been displaced by the fire.

Firefighters confirmed that the fire was placed under control at 8:38 a.m.