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Two Hospitalized After Jumping From Burning Fairmount Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men are in the hospital after jumping from a burning three-story home in Fairmount Saturday morning, according to police.

Police responded to the blaze located in the 600 block of North 21st street a little before 4 a.m. The fire spread to nearby homes, displacing about eight residents, police say.

“Before I could do anything, the flames just started jumping onto our side and the smoke just took over the back of the house,” said Wolfgange Hucke, a neighbor.

Two victims, a 26-year-old and 29-year-old male, jumped from the windows and were transported to nearby hospitals to be treated for wounds sustained in the fall.

Neither of the victims suffered severe burn injuries and are listed in stable condition.

Despite heavy winds, the fire was quickly placed under control at about 3:42 a.m. Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident, but say it does not look suspicious.

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  • Patrick G.

    What makes it even worse, if either of these two young men would have died while jumping to avoid the flames, the Nutter/Ayers administration would not have categorized their loss as a fire death, stating instead that their deats was a result of the fall. You are being lied to Philadelphia. Wake up and demand the safety that you deserve.

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  • Marc P.

    Failing to report that the two closest ladders to the fire were closed and browned out that night is unconscionable and negligent. Next time cut the fluff and banter to make time to tell the full story. Help make the citizens of Philadelphia aware of the biggest crisis in public safety this city has faced in years, and stop playing into the Nutter administration’s effort to minimize the problem.

  • Glenn D.

    Hmmmm Ladder 1 (16th & Ridge) no longer exists…. Ladder 9 (21st & Market) was browned out that night. Luckily we did not have to add too more names to Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Ayers Body Count! Wake up Philadelphia! This administrations fiscal mismanagement is PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN PERIL!!!

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