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A fire that ripped through a warehouse in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia on Monday morning, sending a plume of black smoke into the air, has been placed under control.
The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m. Monday at the J.S. Fesmire Hauling facility in the 5100 block of DarkRun Lane, in the area of Tacony and Van Kirk streets.
Some 140 firefighters battled the four-alarm blaze before it was placed under control around 11:20 a.m.
Company officials say one worker was taken to the hospital with burns to his face. He is expected to be okay.
No other injuries have been reported.
Neighbors say they heard multiple explosions from inside their homes this morning.
“We were actually watching a movie and we heard one big explosion. Came outside, all of a sudden we seen a big cloud of smoke. We heard about five more explosions after that,” said Kelly Fries.
Officials suggested people who live near the scene remain indoors if they are sensitive to smoke.
The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health said it was monitoring air quality and said no specific hazardous substances have been identified.
The company describes itself as an appliance and scrap metal hauling and recycling center.
The cause of this fire is not yet known.
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