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Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

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PHILADELPHIA -

A fire destroyed a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

The flames broke out around 5 a.m. inside Award Custom Cleaners, which is located at Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane.

Fire officials tell us no one was hurt. The fire was brought under control by 6:30 a.m.

But FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney reported from the scene that the family-owned-and-operated business of 47 years was heavily damaged in the blaze. The cleaners specialized in wedding gowns.

According to a neighbor, the owner was in the hospital and recently underwent heart surgery, so he was not at the scene

Video from earlier shows the building was fully involved as dozens of firefighters battled the flames. Dry cleaning chemicals probably helped to fuel the fire.

Crews were continuing to pour water on hotspots after 7 a.m.

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