QUEEN VILLAGE (WPVI) —
Firefighters battled flames for hours early Wednesday morning at a popular South Street restaurant.
Eleven people living in nearby apartments have been displaced.
The fire began around 1:15 a.m. in the basement of Bridget Foy’s on the 200 block of South Street in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia.
More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene. They arrived to heavy smoke in the basement.
The restaurant closes at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and was shut down at the time. Officials tell Action News there was no one inside the restaurant when the fire began.
Firefighters began with an interior attack on the flames, but had to pull out of the building because the situation became too dangerous inside.
Firefighters worked to contain the flames from spreading to surrounding buildings.
The fire was still burning around 4:30 a.m., but soon thereafter only smoke could be seen in the area.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital.
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