Fire crews battle large fire in sheet metal plant

A sheet metal plant in Philadelphia, Pa. was destroyed by fire.

The Associated Press contributed this report.

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) – A three-alarm fire just outside Philadelphia Monday night destroyed a sheet metal company.

The fire started just after 5 p.m. and flames could be seen for miles, including from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Everyone made it out safely. It took three hours to get the fire under control, but it gutted the building.

Montgomery County emergency dispatchers say the blaze was reported at the Trico Metal Products sheet metal fabricator in Upper Moreland Township.

Officials said there were reports of explosions coming from inside the buildings, but the source of the blasts is unknown.

Peco Energy Co. said power had been cut to about 900 customers due to the blaze.

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