PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A four-alarm that broke out Sunday night in a three-story warehouse in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section is now under control, according to officials. Fire crews responded to the fire just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of E. Tioga and Richmond Street next to Interstate 95 southbound.
Officials said the fire started inside the old PJ Dooley’s Tire warehouse. The crews got flames under control around 11:45 p.m.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
A portion of the highway near the fire was initially shut down due to the smoky conditions, Craig Murphy, the Philadelphia Fire Department’s first deputy fire commissioner, said.
“There was fire showing on the top level when companies first arrived,” he said.
According to Tony McGinley, the owner of Bonk’s Bar, told CBS3 the smoke made it impossible to drive on Interstate 95.
“You couldn’t drive down I-95 at all. The smoke – it just crushed 95. It was pretty bad,” he said.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
One of his bartenders called in the flames.
“One of the bartenders was taking out the trash, he saw some smoke and called it in,” he said, adding, “It was pretty intense.”
That bartenders stayed behind to offer fire crews food and water as they fought the blaze.
“We stayed open for the firefighters for the bathrooms, they have food and drink whatever they need,” McGinley said.
As of right now, there are no reported injuries. It’s unclear what started the fire.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey contributed to this report.