Fire forces evacuation of North Philadelphia high-rise
PHILADELPHIA - May 25, 2013 (WPVI) -- Fire forced the evacuation of a North Philadelphia high-rise Saturday morning.
Fire crews were called to an 11-story apartment building in the 2400 block of North 11th Street for reports of a fire in the trash chute.
Officials say smoke filled the upper floors of the building forcing temporary evacuations.
Everyone was allowed to return after the smoke cleared around 5:00 a.m.
The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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