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4-Alarm Fire At Frankford Commercial Building

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A fire that broke out in the Frankford section of Philadelphia  Sunday, shutting down Amtrak service to and from New York City, and suspending Septa service on the Trenton line. All transit lines have since been cleared.

But neighbors in the area by Aramingo Avenue and Wakeling Avenue were also derailed, unable to leave their homes due to fire trucks and hoses that arrived to fight the blaze around 6:30am.

One man told us he was supposed to help his sister move today. "I'm stuck on the street. Can't go nowhere. I hope I can get out soon," Tom Sariego told Fox 29.  Ernest Warrington has plans to go shopping but could not move his truck.

The four alarm fire broke out in a vacant three story building at about 6:30am this morning, spreading to a neighboring used car dealership and two homes.  According to officials there have been no reports of injuries. The fire marshal, Captain Michael Richey spoke this morning explaining that five people were evacuated from the adjoining property, "one female, three male and one child. Currently red cross is working with them."

When I got up this truck here and they were laying the first hoses down, I was going to go shopping, but I aint been able to move since.

Neighbors describe being awoken by the sounds of fire trucks rushing to  where the blaze started.   "The flames were pouring out of the windows and everything,"  Edmund Modestowics told Fox 29.

"They [firefighters] got it under control in a few hours, gotta give the guys credit, they did their job," Warrington said.

Officials say the building was owned by Arco sales company, an industrial machine shop. The fire marshal is still investigating the cause. 

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