PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF, is now investigating the four-alarm fire in Port Richmond over the weekend.
It was Sunday night around 7:30 when the fire broke out in the “Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store” in the 2200 block of East Butler Street. It took three hours and 150 firefighters to bring it under control.
The fire caused an estimated $1.8 million in damage and destroyed the building.
It was an extremely busy — and difficult — weekend for the PFD: a four-alarm warehouse blaze; multiple house fires; thousands of 911 calls & EMS incidents; smoke alarm installations; and ladder training. If you need FREE smoke alarms, please contact @philly311. pic.twitter.com/4oMhDb3YHf
— Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) April 8, 2019
On Monday, the NRT joined the ATF Arson and Explosives Task Force, the Philadelphia Fire Marshal and Philadelphia Police Department in conducting the investigation.