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January 19, 2016

Fire under control after engulfing roof of Center City apartment complex

Reports: Two firefighters injured in blaze

Fires Emergencies
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A fire truck blocks the intersection of 21st and Chestnut streets in Center City, near a fire that engulfed the roof of a building at 2212 Locust St.

A four-alarm blaze is under control after it broke out at a Center City apartment complex Tuesday evening, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.

NBC Philadelphia reports that the fire occurred at a three-story apartment building at 2122 Locust St. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. 

The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. A fourth alarm was struck around 6:30 p.m., 6ABC reports. The fire originated on the lower floor of the building, fire officials told the news station, and it was brought under control around 7:45 p.m.

Video and photos show from the scene show flames at the top of the building:

Officials are waiting until the fire is completely out to conduct an investigation and determine a cause. The Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the blaze.