Cause of Mt. Airy Ave. fire still under investigation

A fire that occurred Tuesday, June 14 above the now-closed Black Olive Restaurant in Mt. Airy is still under investigation, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.

The fire occurred at 24 E. Mt. Airy Ave. and damaged three residences above the storefront. It was called in at 4:58 p.m. yesterday.

The fire originated on the second floor of the building, said officials, and no one was injured in the blaze.

PFD fire engines responded quickly and had control of the fire by approximately 5:25 p.m.

The fire was called in when a man on the second floor smelled burnt rubber in his home.

The home at 24 E. Mt. Airy sustained the most damage. Both front windows were blown out and the floor was burnt. The homes at 22 and 26 E. Mt Airy sustained water damage.

East Mt. Airy Avenue was closed between Chew Avenue and Germantown Avenue and the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue was also closed by the PFD.

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