Jim’s Steaks fire: Firefighters battling blaze on South Street in South Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Firefighters have responded to a two-alarm fire at Jim’s Steaks in South Philadelphia.

The fire broke out just before 9:30 am Friday at the popular Philadelphia cheesesteak shop on the 400 block of South Street.

Chopper 6 over the scene showed smoke billowing from the back of the building.

The Philadelphia Fire Department said “companies began investigating smoke in the building around 9:25 am”

“This incident at 4th & South is now at two alarms, meaning about 100 PFD members are responding — firefighters, medics, chiefs and support personnel,” the fire department tweeted.

The department explained some additional arriving companies will enable firefighters with the original responding units to get rest and rehabilitation due to the heat and long duration of the incident.

Firefighters could be seen on the second floor of the building breaking windows as they tried to get the fire under control.

There is no word on any injuries.

South Street eastbound is closed to traffic between 3rd and 5th streets.

Jim’s Steaks South St. just its 46th year earlier celebrated this month, opening its doors for the first time in 1976.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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