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Smoky Conditions Continue After Massive 4-Alarm Scrap Yard Fire In Kensington

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --A massive scrap yard fire in Kensington has several streets in the area blocked and has even caused some people to lose power as crews continue to monitor hot spots Wednesday morning.

Chopper 3 was over the scene around 8 p.m. Tuesday near the 2700 block of Tulip Street where the blaze reached four alarms.

Video from Tuesday night shows the intensity of the fire. The smoke was so heavy that neighbors had to cover their faces.

HAPPENING NOW: Firefighters are battling a scrap yard fire in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

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Authorities say a truck caught on fire and spread to cars, sending smoke billowing across the city.

The fire has since been placed under control but firefighters continue shoot water at the fire, more than 10 hours after it started.

No one was hurt, but several neighbors remain without power Wednesday morning. Power is expected to be restored around 11 a.m.

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Lehigh Avenue is closed from Frankford to Tulip and Aramingo Avenue is closed from Somerset to Cambria as crews continue to work in the area. SEPTA bus routes 25, 54 and 89 have been detoured due to the closures.

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