A two-alarm blaze late Tuesday afternoon destroyed two businesses in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia, authorities said.

The fire erupted shortly after 4 p.m. at Castor and Erie Avenues, in a building that housed Pharmacy of America and Refresh Laundry.

The fire was declared under control at 4:53 p.m. The cause was still under investigation Tuesday night.

A Philadelphia firefighter from Ladder 15 works at the end of his extended ladder and aims his hose to the roof of a commercial building that was destroyed by flames at Erie and Castor Avenues on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer
A Philadelphia firefighter from Ladder 15 works at the end of his extended ladder and aims his hose to the roof of a commercial building that was destroyed by flames at Erie and Castor Avenues on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.