Crews battle massive 4-alarm brush fire in Hunting Park

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Crews battle brush fire in North Philadelphia, Hunting Park
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Fire crews are battling a four-alarm fire along a stretch of railroad tracks in North Philadelphia and the city's Hunting Park section.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Firefighters battled a massive brush fire that spread along the train tracks and prompted evacuations in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.

Crews were called to the area of 10th and Venango streets just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said the fire spread to nearby buildings as a fourth alarm was struck.

Residents and businesses in the area were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The fire was brought under control around 4 p.m.

There has been no word on what sparked the blaze.