ATF now investigating 4-alarm Port Richmond fire

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.

Related: Crews battle massive 4-alarm fire at Port Richmond warehouse

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.

On Monday, the NRT joined the ATF Arson and Explosives Task Force, the Philadelphia Fire Marshal and Philadelphia Police Department in conducting the investigation.

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