Philly crews battle 3-alarm fire in warehouse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire crews have managed to gain control of a three-alarm fire in a vacant warehouse in north Philadelphia. No injuries have been reported.

Crews were called to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday and found heavy flames and smoke rising from the structure.

WPVI-TV says officials reported several small explosions from propane tanks and called in hazardous materials crews to investigate.

Some neighboring residents were evacuated as a precaution.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported under control just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said they had no immediate information about what might have started the blaze.

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