Philadelphia, PA - A two-alarm fire has ravaged Jim's Steaks on South Street. While the fire is under investigation, authorities are warning people to avoid the area. In the meantime, it's unknown what caused the fire. ATF and the Philadelphia Fire Marshal are investigating the cause. As the blaze burned down the building, Philadelphia firefighters did their best to contain the fire that ravaged the storefront and building.
Two-Alarm Fire at Jim's Steaks in Philadelphia
A fire crew of more than 60 responded to the scene of the blaze. As firefighters arrived, they quickly realized that smoke was enveloping the building. All employees had escaped safely, but the fire was threatening to spread. The building was shut down between Third and Fifth streets as crews worked to bring the blaze under control. The two-alarm fire is under investigation, but the manager has promised to rebuild the shop.
Fire crews were called to Jim's Steaks in Philadelphia shortly after noon on Friday. The fire was reported to be starting in the building's HVAC system. The fire was under control by 1:30 p.m. The smoke was so dense that it could not be seen outside the building. There has been no word from the Cheesesteak shop on its plans for the future of the south street restaurant.
About Jims on South Street
Jim's Steaks in Philadelphia is a South Street Cheesesteak Tradition: South Street is one of Philadelphia's most well-known melting pots. Here, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys, all mix happily. The street is always buzzing, whether you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. This diversity creates an excellent customer base for Jim's Steaks, South Street's premier cheesesteak shop. The crowds can often mean an extra-long wait before you get to taste one of Jim's fine cheesesteak sandwiches, as the line at Jim's often stretches out the front door and around the corner onto Fourth Street.