4 children missing in fire at vacant Marcus Hook warehouse found safe

A vacant warehouse is seen aflame

More than 80 firefighters from Delaware and Chester counties and New Castle, Delaware, were called in to battle the warehouse fire. (6abc)

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

Four children who were reported missing in a three-alarm warehouse fire have been found safe in Marcus Hook, Delaware County on Monday night.

Chief Ken Smith, Jr. of the Marcus Hook-Trainer Fire Department says he does not know why the children were in the building, but they all were found safe.

“They have all been found and they are all home safe right now,” said Chief Ken Smith, Jr. of the Marcus Hook-Trainer Fire Department.

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The call came in for a fire on the 200 block of East 10th Street just before 6 p.m.

The view from Chopper six captured the raging fire burning through the building that was set to be demolished to make way for a large distribution warehouse.

Eighty to 100 firefighters from all over Delaware and Chester counties and New Castle, Delaware were called in to battle the blaze.
The warehouse, which officials say is about 80 years old, had a lot of old timber materials, fueling the flames and making people nearby very nervous.

“Oh it was bad man, it was bad,” said neighbor Dave Bernard.

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“It’s scary, my house is right behind this building,” said neighbor Amanda Lavallee.

The fire appeared to be under control Monday evening, but ramped back up late last night.
“It’s actually kind of scary because they’re not being able to control it very well right now. It keeps igniting,” neighbor Pam Verdi.

The fire was eventually placed under control, however, crews remained on the site early Tuesday morning to put out hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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