Fire shuts down El service in Philadelphia

    UPDATE: Full service has been restored on the Market-Frankford El, SEPTA reports

    PHILADELPHIA  — A fire at an abandoned Philadelphia warehouse left one firefighter injured and disrupted public transit during the morning commute.

    The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at a four-story warehouse in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood. Firefighters needed nearly two hours to get the blaze under control.

    Officials say one firefighter had to be taken to a hospital for injuries suffered in a fall. His injuries were not life-threatening.

    Service on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Market-Frankford Elevated Line was disrupted by the fire. A SEPTA spokeswoman says delays are expected through the morning.

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