Spring Garden residents evacuated
PHILADELPHIA – WPVI reports that a fire in the basement of residential high-rise caused evacuations early Monday morning.
Firefighters responded to Spring Garden at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately 4:00 a.m.
Firefighters found an electrical fire in the basement of the building.
This fire on Pennsylvania Avenue was placed under control at 5:14 a.m. Thanks to our response partners including @PECOconnect @SEPTA @PhilaOEM @PHILASACHIEF. pic.twitter.com/rcgccnAoze
— Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) November 2, 2020
The building was evacuated, leaving several residents outside in the cold waiting for SEPTA busesfor temporary shelter.
There were no reported injuries.