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Developing story at a Philadelphia now a five alarm warehouse blaze claiming the lives of two firefighters.
Two others were injured they were taken to the hospital as heavy winds -- Making hazardous fire conditions across the northeast.
Brush fires burning in New Jersey National Weather Service even issued a red flag fire warning there and Rick Leventhal is on that outside here in New York City Rick what's the latest good.
And -- a big.
Part of the problem is the highways we can see it whipping the flags here on sixth avenue the red flag warning in effect for much of the North Atlantic region from Maryland.
-- New Jersey -- New York up in the Connecticut Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
And the issue -- New Jersey a bad brush fire that started just after midnight and spread to more than a thousand acres.
More than fifty firefighters responding about three dozen trucks on scene they had to evacuate.
And dozens of homes it's a rural area.
East of Philadelphia but still homes threatened.
Lives threatened and that's why they've been try to get these flamed out but the very dry conditions combined with the -- of twenty to thirty miles per hour gusting to 45.
And very low humidity means that firefighters have a real issue -- their -- against still trying to battle brush fire that's covered about a thousand acres in Burlington County.
And it is not yet under control bill received got back to watch and also back to Philadelphia what's the latest there Rick yeah it started as -- fired an abandoned factory it's spread to a couple blocks.
And included an old.
Up furniture store.
Firefighters went inside that furniture store and there was a partial collapse it killed.
Two of the firefighters injured -- others.
-- hundreds of residents were evacuated from that area about a 150 without power at this hour builder getting that fire under control.
But this warning it is issued to everyone in the region don't burned.
Campfires don't burn agricultural fires right now because it's a very great chance to those -- may spread far -- played good note Rick thank you Rick Leventhal on all of that for us this morning.
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