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Fire forces evacuation of North Philadelphia high-rise

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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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