PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say 150 firefighters battled bitter cold and strong wind gusts in bringing a massive blaze at an auto body repair shop under control in northeast Philadelphia.
The fire broke out in theshop in the Frankford section of the city at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday and spread to six other businesses before it was brought under control at about 2 p.m. Monday.
One firefighter was taken to a hospital and reported in stable condition; authorities didn’t disclose the injuries. Two residents were also taken to hospitals, but their conditions weren’t immediately available.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said a Market-Frankford Line transit station was closed due to smoke in the area and passengers should expect delays.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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