14 displaced after 120 firefighters battle massive Philadelphia fire for hours

Plumes of smoke filled the sky Monday afternoon as a raging fire ripped through at least two buildings, leaving sevral families displaced and knocking out power for several others.

The massive blaze broke out around 4 p.m. in the area of Ridge Avenue and Parrish Street. 

SKYFOX was over the scene where smoke and flames could be seen coming from the building as firefighters worked on the roof. 

The Philadelphia Fire Department had asked the public to avoid the area as the fire reached a second alarm. 

Philadelphia Fire Department's Derek Bowmer provided an update Monday at around 6 p.m. while the fire was still going and confirmed the fire spread from the original building on 16th and Ridge Avenue to a house next door. 

Despite needing more time to put the fire out, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Bowmer said everyone in the buildings, from evacuees to firefighters, were accounted for. 

At least 120 firefighters and 50 apparatuses were called to tackle the fire. 

Officials reported the fire was under control at around 7:30 p.m., nearly four hours later. 

No fatalities or injuries were reported. 

The Red Cross says they have assisted eight families, 14 people in total following the fire.

Many residents in the area were without power as firefighters extinguished the flames, leaving them in the dark overnight.

Crews were back on the scene Tuesday morning with a new battle, getting the power back on for residents during the bitter cold.