MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (CBS) — A massive four-alarm warehouse fire broke out in Marcus Hook, Delaware County Monday night. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours at the 200 block of East 10th Street.
The fire marks the second warehouse fire this week. On Sunday, a warehouse fire occurred in Port Richmond. Although the Marcus Hook fire started Monday evening, crews wrapped up putting out the fire Tuesday morning.Philadelphia's Gun Violence Epidemic Continues To Have Devastating Impact On City's Youth
Firefighter crews from Delaware and Chester counties and New Castle, Delaware responded to the fire just after 6 p.m. Monday. It quickly became a four-alarm fire.
Officials tell Eyewitness News that these types of fires take a while to get under control.
Residents in the area were asked to stay inside until the smoke lifted. They said the fire was intense.READ MORE: Here Is Where The Pennsylvania Primary Race For The Senate Seat Stands
“I was scared to death I could not get to my granddaughter’s this morning,” Kimberly Pollard, who lives by the fire, said. “I could not get to my granddaughter’s last night. Last night, it was full of smoke. We were trying to go straight down to someway to get to her and there was no way to get to her at all. All I could do was make sure they were safe.
At the time of the fire, the building was empty and there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.MORE NEWS: Recent Coastal Storm Uncovers Historic 'Ghost Tracks' On Higbee Beach In Cape May, And It's Not 1st Time
Eyewitness News reporter Wakisha Bailey contributed to this story.