Fires raged across Philadelphia early Monday, sending firefighters to deal with blazes in Center City and North Philly.
“It’s been an incredibly busy morning,” the Fire Department wrote on Twitter after four large fires, including a three-alarm blaze.
A little after 4 a.m., the department responded to a blaze at a Checkers restaurant on 29th Street in Strawberry Mansion. The fire was quickly put under control, and there were no reports of injuries.
Minutes later, officials said, a two-alarm blaze spread through three rowhouses in the 1200 block of Spruce Street in Center City. According to Commissioner Adam Thiel, about 20 residents were displaced by the fire, which was brought under control about 7 a.m.
Thiel said one firefighter suffered minor injuries combating that fire, and there were no reports of injured residents.
Shortly thereafter, firefighters responded to another fire in North Philly, at 28th Street and Allegheny Avenue. A 60-year-old man was hospitalized and is in stable condition, according to Fox29. Officials said the fire was quickly brought under control.
Just after 6 a.m., a large fire broke out in an empty storefront at Germantown and Lehigh Avenues. More than 120 firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze.
“Please avoid the area,” the Fire Department said on Twitter.