Crews Battle Three-Alarm Fire in Center City

Construction site at 13th and Chancellor is ablaze; surrounding streets closed.

[Update 7 am] “A multi-alarm blaze inside a building under construction in Center City Philadelphia has been declared under control,” 6ABC reports. Traffic on surrounding streets is still affected by the ongoing response, however.

More than 100 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control, according to reports.

[Original 5:39 am] Philadelphia fire crews battled a three-alarm fire in Center City on Tuesday morning, reportedly at the site of a restaurant under construction.

Roads around the site at 13th and Chancellor were closed, but no injuries were reported from the blaze.

G Philly’s Bryan Buttler lives nearby; he reports that apartments at The Chancellor and Walnut Square were evacuated by firefighters, and that residents have been told the Red Cross is on the way. He said Walnut Street appears to be closed all the way through to Broad Street.

“The structure that was being built on the corner of 13th and Chancellor is all but gone,” he reports.

More to come.

[NBC Philadelphia]