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Fire, reported explosion at Southwest Philadelphia auto body shop

Firefighters have responded to a fire and reported explosion at an auto body shop in Southwest Philadelphia.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on Greenway Avenue near 67th Street.

Heavy fire was showing in the rear of the building when crews arrived.

Chopper 6 over the scene showed a large amount of smoke.

Fire officials also reported a partial collapse of the building’s roof.

Rhonda Hayward says the flames came terrifyingly close to her house.

“I heard an explosion, so I got up, looked, and said ‘Oh my God my window is red,’ and I went over there and touched the window but the window was hot. So I jumped back and went out my back, but the flames were coming toward me so I had to back up,” she said.

No injuries were reported. An investigation into the cause of the fire continues.

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