By CBS3 Staff

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.

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It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the flames under control.

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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.

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Right now, no hazardous substance has been found and there are no reports of any injuries.