PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City health officials are keeping an eye on the air quality in Southwest Philadelphia after a junkyard fire broke out Monday afternoon. The fire happened at South 61st Street and Passyunk Avenue.
Fire officials say the blaze started just before 3 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Police Investigating Triple Shooting In Philadelphia's Brewerytown Neighborhood That Left 3 Women Injured
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the flames under control.READ MORE: Person Of Interest In Custody Following Stabbing That Left Woman Dead In West Philadelphia, Police Say
There is currently an air quality alert related to the fire so the health department is encouraging residents to avoid the area and stay inside for now.MORE NEWS: Phillies Honoring 1980s World Series Championship Team Prior To Sunday's Game Against Nationals
Right now, no hazardous substance has been found and there are no reports of any injuries.