Four-Alarm Fire Consumes American Legion Post in Frankford

It took two-and-a-half hours and more than 100 firefighters to subdue the flames.

A four-alarm fire at an American Legion Post broke out on Memorial Day in Frankford.

Around 20 to 30 veterans were in the building for a Memorial Day banquet when smoke and flames were noticed shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, 6ABC reported.

The fire consumed the 98-year-old Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, located on the 2300 block of Orthodox Street.

More than 100 firefighters arrived quickly on the scene and battled the blaze until flames were placed under control around 4:30 p.m.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, the Inquirer reports. A retired policeman recorded the fire on a live Periscope stream.

Two nearby homes were evacuated but saved from the fire.

Flames were first spotted in the elevator used to move goods between the floors of the two-story building. The Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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